It depends. Between December 1, 2021 and March 1, 2022, some evictions are not allowed in Seattle. Some people have called this the “winter eviction ban.” But some landlords may still bring eviction cases to court during this time. However, some eligible tenants have an extra defense to the eviction case during this time.
To qualify for this extra protection, you must have a low income. Also, your landlord must rent out 4 or more rental units. And finally, renters cannot us this defense if they are being evicted for criminal activity, waste, or nuisance. It’s important to talk to a lawyer about this defense if you think you may be eligible. See “Get Legal Help” below.