By: Becky Bower
As of June 9th, 2017, Washington landlords that rely on tenant screening to vet their rental applicants will need to adhere to a new law. Passed on March 29th, Washington’s SB 6413 makes it the property owner’s responsibility to provide notice before performing tenant screening on an applicant. Although the bill makes it clear what language the notice needs to have, alongside other regulations, the application of this bill has been up to debate.
The Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RLTA) already requires property owners to notify the applicant in writing: Continue reading