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Seattle First in Time Tenant Selection Seminar

Seattle First in Time Tenant Selection Seminar

Seattle's First in Time Law is Back

Thursday, November 21, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)

Event Details


Seattle’s “First in Time” ordinance first went into effect in 2017 and was overturned by the King County Superior Court the following year. On November 14, 2019 the State Supreme Court ruled that First in Time is legal and it will be reinstated. In this two-hour class, learn the details of the law and required procedures for advertising, screening and offering tenancy including how to:

  • Write objective screening criteria including specific required language
  • Post criteria in online advertisements
  • Time stamp all applications and process in order received
  • Follow specific timing requirements for working with applicants

Seattle Attorney, Christopher Cutting will review all the details of the First in Time ordinance and how to safely complete the tenant selection process in Seattle taking into account other related Seattle laws such as Source of Income and Fair Chance Housing.

RHAWA Members: Attend unlimited seminars for 12 months with one of our class pass options. Learn more here.

Sign up to attend ONSITE or ONLINE, you choose. After class, all participants will receive a link to recorded session and downloadable materials for review.

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