City of Seattle Sued for Robbing Landlords of Right to Choose Tenants – by Pacific Legal Foundation

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) challenged Seattle’s new mandate forcing landlords to rent to the first qualified person who applies for a unit.  By denying owners the freedom to choose among qualified applicants and to exercise nondiscriminatory discretion about who will live in their units, the “first in time” rule violates state constitutional protections for property…

Legal Q & A – by Franco Simone, Esq.

Q:  I have a tenant who moved into his rental unit last month.  I included a provision in his lease that prohibits smoking cigarettes in his unit. Now, his neighbors are complaining that cigarette smoke from his unit is seeping through their air vents.  When I approached the tenant he told me that he has…