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Washington Governor Extends State’s Eviction Moratorium to August

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee extended protections for renters as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide. The governor first proclaimed a moratorium on evictions in mid-March, then extended and expanded the moratorium in mid-April.

The latest proclamation issued this week extends the prior eviction moratorium through August 1, and makes modifications to the prior moratorium. The modifications include, but are not limited to:

Prohibiting retaliation against any tenant who invokes rights or protections under the proclamation;

Permitting eviction based on property damage, except for damage that is not urgent in nature, including conditions that were known or knowable to the landlord prior to the COVID-19 crisis;

Establishing a defense to any lawsuit for tenants if a landlord fails to offer a reasonable repayment plan;

Establishing a minimum of a 14-day length of stay at a hotel, motel or at other non-traditional dwelling situations in order to trigger the application of this proclamation to those dwelling situations; and

Allowing owners to evict tenants if the owner plans to occupy or sell the property, after providing at least 60 days’ notice; and

Exempting commercial property rent increases that were executed in a rental agreement prior to the date the state of emergency was declared, on February 29.

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