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Understanding the Basics (3)+

Deposits / Damages Claims (2)+

  • Deposits

    General information about the rental deposit process and links to applicable laws and related resources. Read More

    By:
    Solid Ground
  • Getting Your Security Deposit Back

    Advice and instructions on how to get your security deposit back from your landlord. Learn the difference between damages the landlord can charge you for versus normal wear and tear. Includes forms you can use. #6370EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español

Housing Search / Denials (3)+

  • Housing Search

    Information about how to prepare for a housing search and links to sites that list available housing units. Read More

    By:
    Solid Ground
  • Rental Listing Scams

    Moving to a new city? Planning a vacation? As you consider issues like size, cost, and location of the rental, also consider this: that rental listing could be a scam. Scammers often advertise rentals that don’t exist or aren’t available to trick people into sending money before they find out the truth. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
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    Spanish / Español
  • Seattle’s Source of Income Protection Ordinance

    This ordinance prohibits discrimination against renters who use subsidies or alternative sources of income, such as Social Security or child support to pay for their housing costs. Read FAQs about the ordinance. Read More

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    City of Seattle

Moving Out (2)+

  • Deposits

    General information about the rental deposit process and links to applicable laws and related resources. Read More

    By:
    Solid Ground
  • Getting Your Security Deposit Back

    Advice and instructions on how to get your security deposit back from your landlord. Learn the difference between damages the landlord can charge you for versus normal wear and tear. Includes forms you can use. #6370EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

Problems with Landlords (3)+

Repairs / Mold / Bedbugs (1)+

  • Tenant Services: Repairs

    State law outlines landlords' obligations to keep your unit safe and livable. Landlords must also maintain their units to comply with all local codes that govern housing quality. Read More

    By:
    Solid Ground

Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellingham, Aberdeen Tenants (2)+

  • Seattle’s Source of Income Protection Ordinance

    This ordinance prohibits discrimination against renters who use subsidies or alternative sources of income, such as Social Security or child support to pay for their housing costs. Read FAQs about the ordinance. Read More

    By:
    City of Seattle
  • Tacoma Rental Housing Code Flyer

    On November 20, 2018, the Tacoma City Council passed the Rental Housing Code providing protections for tenants and specific guidance to landlords who operate residential rental businesses in Tacoma. The Rental Housing Code also includes a provision for housing relocation assistance to qualifying tenants and allows the City to investigate complaints and enforce the code. Read More

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    City of Tacoma

Utilities (2)+

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