Rent Bidding

See also: Renting in Seattle

What Is It?

Beginning April 30, 2018, the City of Seattle enacted a one-year moratorium on the use of rental housing bidding platforms. This 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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