Sean Martin | Executive Director
RHAWA is spreading the love with members today by offering our newest benefit to members – our Rental Management Access Portal (RMAP)! RMAP offers our membership the ability to transact with applicants entirely online, from application for tenancy and screening, to auto-filled forms and electronic signing, and online rent pay for the duration of tenancy. Best of all, RMAP is FREE to RHAWA members.
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Heather Pierce | Deputy Director of Government Affairs
We are smack in the middle of the most contentious legislative session for landlords that the state has seen in nearly 40 years. Dozens of “renter protections” bills aimed at making it extremely time consuming and expensive for landlords to properly address problem tenancies are being debated and voted on, and RHAWA needs the help of its membership to educate legislators on the value of rental housing and how rental investors and landlords benefit the community.
If the thought of politics makes your stomach turn, or you’re not sure where to start, RHAWA is here to make the process as smooth and simple to understand as we can. It doesn’t take much more than 5 minutes of your time to engage with your elected official and share your story. People in office are there to represent you and your voice is critical to the legislative process.
Not sure if you've seen or heard by now, but it's been snowing - A LOT - in Western Washington the past few days! RHAWA has put together a quick Q&A to guide you through some of the most common scenarios that might come up involving the snow and your rentals. Remember to stay safe and encourage your tenants to stay clear of hazards.
This post contains general information and is not intended to apply to any specific situation. If you need legal advice or have questions about the application of the law in a particular matter, you should consult a lawyer.
Who is responsible for removing snow at my rental, me or the tenant (at both single and multi-family rentals)?
If you have a single family rental and used the RHA lease we have language in it that transfers snow removal responsibility to the tenant, located at #26ii in the current lease. If you used another lease you need to see if this is the case.
If you have a multi-family lease or property it is considered the landlords responsibility to keep the common areas free of obstructions or liabilities, this would include snow and ice.
If you have a towing contract for your property you may have a clause in it that provides for snow plowing and some landscape contracts include snow removal as well.