Published On: Sun, Jun 20th, 2021

Seattle Extends Eviction Moratorium Until Sept. 30

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Seattle’s moratorium on residential evictions, which was set to expire at the end of this month, is being extended until Sept. 30, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced June 18. According to the order, landlords will continue to be prohibited from issuing notices of termination or otherwise initiating eviction actions with courts, unless there’s an imminent threat to the health and safety of the community. Late fees, interest, or other charges due to late payment of rent during the moratorium aren’t allowed. However, tenants are still legally obligated to pay rent during the moratorium, and landlords are encouraged to offer “flexible payment plans,” the mayor’s office said. In addition, a city law providing tenants a six-month period in which they may claim a defense in court against eviction due to lockdown-related financial hardship, will take effect when the moratorium expires. “We must also recognize that the economic impact of the pandemic forced many …

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