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Seattle’s “First in Time” ordinance is coming back and may be in effect by the time you are reading this article. As its title...

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Earlier this morning, the State Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Seattle’s “First in Time” (FIT) ordinance, previously thrown...

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Not every tenant comes to you with a neon sign flashing above their head proclaiming, “I’m the ideal tenant” or “I’m...

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RHAWA is spreading the love with members today by offering our newest benefit to members – our Rental Management Access Portal (RMAP)! RMAP...

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We are excited to officially launch Rental Management Access Portal (RMAP), a 100% product which automates the lease signing process for RHAWA...

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Lawsuit against Seattle’s “Prohibiting Criminal Background Screening” Ordinance filed May 1 Seattle, WA – Pacific Legal...

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There are several new changes in Tenant Screening within the City of Seattle this year. I’d like to talk to you about two of them that...

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The busy rental housing season is upon us and as you are reviewing your Tenant Screening Criteria, if a valid ID is apart of your complete...

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It is a good idea to run an annual background check on your current tenant(s) each year to make sure that they are in compliance with the...

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Chartrice Young | Tenant Screening Director Tenant screening is a vital part of the start of a tenancy. Once you have taken an application, it's...

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When you are screening a prospective tenant, it is important to remember that in addition to checking their credit and background records, you...

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Thanks to all the new people moving to our state, many of our members are getting applicants from out of the country. Applicants who aren’t US...

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​Like anything else, tenancies do come to an end. People move on for a variety of reasons but any tenancy that starts will also, at some point,...

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One of the best ways to learn how to do anything is to learn from the mistakes of others, and to take advice from seasoned veterans to heart....

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​This past July, the three major credit reporting bureaus quietly changed their formula for how credit scores are calculated. Certain things from...

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In rental housing, landlords often deal with sensitive information. Keeping that information secure is important because identity theft is so...

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Tenant screening laws are rapidly evolving in Washington State, in particular when dealing with criminal records and how to consider an...

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While we might like to believe that people are generally honest, that is not always the case. People will come to you wanting to rent your unit...

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Every landlord has tenants they love and a few they don’t. Sometimes, to get someone into a property, landlords will lower their standards or...

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As summer approaches, you will find more and more interest in your vacancies which means the applications will start pouring in. Are you ready?...

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Many times you have applicants that will apply in groups of two or more. This can create a very unique situation when it comes to screening. If both...

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Welcome to RHAWA’s Tenant Screening Tuesday’s. Each week we will post a discussion questions regarding the tenant screening industry...

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