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Seattle Housing Provider Workshop

Seattle Housing Provider Workshop

Learn about new 2021 laws

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)

Online Only

Event Details

Learn everything you need to know about renting out a home in the City of Seattle, including new 2021 State and Local laws, all relevant Federal laws, and best practices for efficient operations. This four-hour workshop will include the following segments:

  1. Getting Ready to Rent RRIO, building standards, setting policies, and more.
  2. Finding a Tenant First-in-Time, fair housing, criminal history, and more.
  3. Signing the Rental Agreement Move in fees, Rental Agreement rules, using the lease form, and more.
  4. Working with Tenants Roommate rules, best practices and notices to enforce terms, notices to increase rent/change rules, and more.
  5. Managing Move Outs Just Cause, Notice of Intent to Sell, Winter Eviction Ban, Notice Periods, Security Deposit Accounting, and more.


Cory Brewer is the VP of Residential Operations at Windermere Property Management / Lori Gill & Associates. His career as a real estate professional in the Greater Seattle Area dates back to 2003. In his role at WPM/LGA, his primary responsibilities include training, legal compliance, and conflict resolution for a brokerage representing over 1,500 rental houses and condos throughout King & Snohomish Counties. He is also a member of the RHA Board of Directors, and the NARPM State & Local Government Affairs Committee.

Christopher Cutting is known as a tireless advocate for housing providers.  He has been practicing residential and commercial landlord-tenant law, judgment enforcement, and appeals since 2009. He is a six-time "Rising Star" attorney in Super Lawyers magazine and holds a perfect 10.0 rating from  Christopher currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Rental Housing Association of Washington, is the 2021 Vice President of the organization, and is the Co-Chairman of their Legislative Committee. Christopher works with numerous housing provider's groups to provide input on state and local legislation; he has testified on landlord-tenant relations and law before the Tacoma City Council and the Washington Legislature.

Kaitlyn Jackson is an Associate Attorney at Dimension Law Group, PLLC. Kaitlyn’s practice focuses on Business Law, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Landlord-Tenant matters, and Estate Planning. She currently serves on the Board of several non-profits, including the Executive Board of Highline Schools Foundation. In addition, Kaitlyn is heavily involved in leadership roles within Highline Soccer Association. Kaitlyn received her Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law and two Bachelor’s Degrees from Seattle University. Prior to attending law school, Kaitlyn gained important legal experience as a paralegal at several large and mid-size law firms. Kaitlyn is passionate about helping people, families, and businesses navigate estate planning, business, and the ever-changing commercial and residential real estate markets.

Dulcie O’Sullivan leads the Renting in Seattle program for the City’s Department of Construction and Inspections.  Renting in Seattle incorporates a dedicated website and helpline (206) 684-5700, as well as the Renter’s Handbook, infographic materials, and training and education opportunities.  Prior to working in outreach and communication, she worked for ten years in code compliance, enforcing tenant protection ordinances and providing technical support to landlords.  Before joining the City, Dulcie worked as a resource, information and referral specialist for the 2-1-1 Community Information Line at the Crisis Clinic. 

Maureen Roat is the supervisor of the Property Owner and Tenant Assistance team at the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections. Prior to her work in compliance, she was a supervising attorney at the Housing Justice Project and the senior staff attorney at the Tenant Law Center. She is also an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law. Ms. Roat has represented low-income tenants in evictions and subsidy terminations, ​supervised and trained new attorneys and law students, participated in state and local housing policymaking, and presented on an array of rental housing issues statewide. 

This session is offered ONLINE only. After class, all participants will receive a link to recorded session and downloadable materials for review.

All written, presented and recorded content provided by RHAWA for this course are for the use of the participants enrolled in the course. Copyrighted course content may not be further disseminated. 

Formal legal advice and review is recommended prior to selection and use of this information. RHAWA does not represent your selection or execution of this information as appropriate for your specific circumstance. The material contained and represented herein, although obtained from reliable sources, is not considered legal advice or to be used as a substitution for legal counsel.

Members can subscribe to the Annual Class Pass with dues renewal. Contact for more information.

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