The Expansion of Local Rental Laws

From Seattle to Tacoma and beyond.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PST)
RHAWA Education Center
2414 Southwest Andover Street Suite D225
Seattle, WA 98106
United States

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Description: While Washington’s Residential Landlord Tenant Act is comprehensive and governs landlord-tenant law throughout the state, it is only enforceable through civil actions taken by landlords and tenants. It is becoming more common for cities to take the role of enforcer, making it much easier for tenants to exercise their rights and inflict hefty fines on landlords. RHAWA’s legal counsel Chris Benis will explain the history of how local laws are spreading and expanding across Washington State. RHAWA's Government Affairs team will then lead a discussion on what you can do to help stem the tide and manage the increasing risks to rental housing providers.

Instructor: Chris Benis practices law with Hecker Wakefield & Feilberg, P.S. in Seattle, WA representing property management firms, individual real estate investors, and others in the real estate industry. Chris attended the University of Washington, where he received a B.A. in Political Science, a Master of Urban Planning and J.D. from its School of Law. He is a regular speaker and author on topics related to property management, drawing from over 30 years' experience as a “second generation” real estate investor. Chris currently serves as Legal Counsel for the Rental Housing Association of Washington (RHA) and is a past-President of the organization.


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