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Help Spokane Apartment Owners' Rights

Posted by Dave Reynolds on Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 9:22am

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

4:45 PM

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
  • Contact your local Spokane City Council person to voice your opinion/opposition to these proposals


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