Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Landlords and Tenants Join Forces to Sue City Over Mandatory Rental Inspections

Landlords and tenants in Seattle have joined in a class action lawsuit against the city's ordinance requiring inspection of units. Tenants object to the inspections on invasion of privacy grounds, while landlords object to the City's fines for inspection delays. The lawsuit wants the city to obtain either tenant consent or a warrant.

Read the Institute for Justice news release on the lawsuit here

Read Seattle's Rental Registration and Inspection Code here

Read the King County Superior Court Complaint filed against the City of Seattle