Next Thursday the Spokane City Council is holding a Housing Policy Meeting for Landlords and Property Managers. All area apartment owners, property managers, brokers, and concerned citizens must turn out to voice your concerns, and present your issues and point of view.
The proposals include:
"Just Cause Eviction" - This would prevent asking a tenant to leave except for a very limited number of reasons, and prevents landlords from removing bad tenants
Requiring landlords to have a business license
Landlord Registration Program
Requiring all landlords to be bonded
Renter's "Bill of Rights" that would strip landlord rights
City of Spokane Rental Property Inspection Program
New "Property Maintenance Code" that would force property improvements (beyond health and safety) with no support or funding assistance
Mandating all landlords offer deposits to be paid over time (after tenant move-in)
Extending Termination Notice Period from 20 Days to up to 90 Days - Giving tenants the possibility to short your rent by three months at the end of the tenancy
The meeting begins at 5:30 PM, but there is concern that anti-landlord groups are going to attempt to fill the room, so you need to be there early. If you can't show up at 4:45 PM, get there as soon as you can.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Spokane City Hall Briefing Center, Lower Level
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201
Calls to Action:
Attend the meeting
Share with anyone who has a vested interest in Spokane-area apartment and multifamily properties