SB 5197 Addressing Landlord-Tenant Relations by Providing Technical Changes to Eviction
Addressing landlord-tenant relations by providing technical changes to eviction notice forms and modifying certain eviction processes.
- Allows remote participation by any party in forcible and unlawful detainer actions.
- Prohibits default judgments from being entered against a tenant prior to the scheduled hearing date and time shown on the order to show cause.
- Extends the period of time that landlords must suspend court action to allow for payment of emergency rental assistance funds from seven to 14 days.
- Removes the prohibition on eligibility for a tenant to seek a stay of a writ of restitution upon good cause if a tenant is issued three or more 14-day notices within the previous 12-month period.
- Clarifies the procedures by which a court may issue an ex parte stay of the writ of restitution and set a hearing on the motion.
- Removes language in the uniform 14-day pay or vacate notice requiring landlords to provide 14-day pay or vacate notices to dispute resolution centers upon expiration of the eviction resolution pilot program.
- Jan 6 Prefiled for introduction.
- Jan 9 First reading, referred to Housing. (View Original Bill)
- Jan 20 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Housing at 10:30 AM. (Committee Materials)
Kuderer, Saldaña, Frame, Nguyen, Nobles, Wellman, Wilson, C.
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