Seattle City Council extends COVID rent payment plan requirement beyond civil emergency

Seattle renters will be entitled to “reasonable” compensation plans for unpaid rent crafted up during the pandemic for six months soon after the city’s civil unexpected emergency get expires.

The Seattle City Council voted 7-1 on Tuesday to lengthen protections for tenants who owe unpaid rent, amending preceding protections to require that landlords provide tenants a “reasonable” volume of time to repay past-because of hire.  

In May well 2020 the council authorized an ordinance that required landlords to offer you a few- to six-month repayment options to tenants who accumulate unpaid rent through the pandemic. The new action involves landlords to offer you “reasonable” repayment plans, with regular installments that do not exceed just one-3rd of a tenant’s month to month rent, for rental debts incurred for the duration of or up to 6 months soon after the stop of the city’s civil emergency purchase. 

Councilmember Dan Strauss, who sponsored

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