Rent Bidding

See also: Renting in Seattle

What Is It?

The City of Seattle has enacted a moratorium, through April 30, 2020, on the use of rental housing bidding platforms. This moratorium prohibits the use of all application based or online platforms that facilitate rental housing that requests competing bids with the intent of approval or denial based on bids. It is illegal for City of Seattle landlords and tenants to participate in such platforms.

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