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Seattle First in Time Tenant Selection - ONLINE ONLY

Seattle First in Time Tenant Selection - ONLINE ONLY

Seattle's First in Time Law is Back

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)

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

Instructor: Christopher Cutting is an experienced instructor who makes it easy for landlords to understand and apply legal principles in daily practice. As the principal of Cutting Law and owner of LT Services, he practices commercial and residential landlord-tenant litigation as well as appeals and judgment enforcement in Western Washington.

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

This session will be presented ONLINE ONLY. After class, all participants will receive a link to recorded session and downloadable materials for review.

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