Navigating the various federal, state, and local laws on residential landlord-tenant relations is complex and constantly changing. It is important that everyone in the industry has a basic understanding of the law and refreshes their knowledge on a regular basis. Seasoned landlord-tenant attorneys lead a variety of classes, many of which are certified for Real Estate license clock hours.
Intro to Washington Landlord-Tenant Law
Knowing your legal rights and the rights of your tenants is critical to your success as a landlord. This class provides a broad introduction to landlord-tenant law and an overview of the Washington State Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RLTA). Even experienced landlords are encouraged to review the RLTA every few years, as the law is regularly revised. CRE Clock hours available.
Seattle Landlord-Tenant Laws
The landlord tenant laws of Seattle are unique and not always intuitive. Experienced landlord and attorney will review everything Seattle landlords must know to comply with the City's laws. Special attention is paid to newer Seattle ordinances and rules such as "First in Time" and "Move-in Fee Caps".
Coping with Seattle's Newest Laws
With the many new and planned Seattle rental housing rules such as "First in Time" and Move-in Fee Caps & Payment Plans, it is becoming more challenging for landlords to avoid pitfalls in the tenant selection and leasing process. This hands-on class will focus on best practices for setting and following policies related to advertising, screening and leasing. Bring your current qualifying tenant criteria and ads for review and discussion.
Fair housing is a simple concept, but very difficult to apply consistently in the real world situations you face every day. Take some time to explore the various principles of fair housing, and practice applying them in multiple discussion-based exercises. Washington State and Seattle specific scenarios such as criminal records, housing voucher programs and service animals will be included.
Does a tenant owe you money for unpaid rent or damages? Are you interested in filing a claim against them? Attend this seminar to learn about small claims court and how to be prepared throughout the process.
Advanced Landlord-Tenant Law
Building on our Washington State Landlord Tenant Law class, we look into the non- run of the mill situations that arise during tenancies. We discuss concepts such as retaliation and how to defend against discrimination cases. Consideration is paid to dealing with special situations such as tenant deaths, roommate changes, apartment relocations, etc. This class is directed to answering all your questions.