Posts by Becky Bower

Watch Out Seattle, Roommates Not on the Lease Have Rights

Housing unaffordability has plagued major metros across the U.S., as many young renters have sought living with roommates and family members to curb rental costs. The City of Seattle identified in their 2018 report, Losing Home: The Human Cost of Eviction in Seattle, that many renters are restricted from taking on roommates under their current

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Renter FICO Scores Have Dipped: This is Why it’s Not a Big Deal

CIC has released the credit, criminal and eviction data for July through September 2019 and discovered that your tenant’s FICO scores trended downward. CIC’s quarterly data analysis highlights the number of rental applicants that have criminal and eviction records on their tenant background checks, as well as the average FICO credit score. Compared to the

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New Californian Rental Housing Laws You Don’t Want to Miss

While the rental housing industry in California has been abuzz about the latest rent control and “just cause” eviction law (more on that below), Gov. Newsom has passed five other rental laws. From extended rent increase notices to the mandatory acceptance of Section 8 vouchers, you won’t want to miss these other hot-off-the-press laws. Statewide

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BREAKING NEWS: Rent Control is Here to Stay in California

On Tuesday, October 8th, California Governor Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1482 imposing rent control and just-cause eviction rules and fees across California. After a long battle within the state, rental properties not currently covered by stricter rent control provisions will need to adapt to the upcoming changes by January 1st, 2020. Assembly Bill

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