On Monday, February 12, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a new ordinance that will significantly restrict residential evictions during the winter. Council Bill 119726, if signed by the Mayor or allowed to pass into law without her signature, will prohibit Seattle landlords from evicting low- and moderate-income tenants for unpaid rent between December 1 and March 1. The unanimous vote was only possible after amendments were added to reduce the time period, to exempt landlords managing four or fewer housing units and to restrict the scope to low- and moderate-income tenants.
Read the full text of CB 119726 here.
When or if CB 119726 becomes effective depends on whether or not Mayor Durkan chooses to veto it and is governed by SMC 1.04.020.
This is the first of seven parts in our “Lawsuits Without Tears” video series. The videos are meant to be a very basic introduction to some of the things that a self represented litigant (SRL) without a legal background can expect to encounter while pursuing a case.
An introduction to the role and importance of court rules in civil cases.
In Part 3, you will learn about the contents and importance of the Case Schedule – which the clerk gives you when you file your case.
The discovery process is where parties collect documentary evidence and testimony that often decides the outcome of their case.
This video introduces you to the concept of using a motion to ask the court for something – and the court rules that govern the process.
Learn basic concepts of introducing evidence into your case.
An introduction to the importance of legal ethics – even for litigants representing themselves.