Month: October 2019

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Portland Requires Landlords To Use First-Come-First-Served System To Choose Tenants

The City of Portland is set to make significant changes to their Landlord / Tenant policies, including the ordering process for screening applicants and access for people with disabilities. Insight Reporting is monitoring the ongoing changes that may roll out on March 1st, 2020 as part of the Fair Access in Renting Ordinance. Our team …

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Oregon Votes to Legalize Duplexes on Almost Every City Block

Oregon HB 2001 went into effect August 8th, 2019, which requires cities with populations greater than 10,000 people to allow duplexes. Previously, some municipalities banned duplexes to be built. The new law will also allow even more density to be established in cities greater than 25,000 people. READ THE ARTICLE: https://www.sightline.org/2019/06/30/oregon-just-voted-to-legalize-duplexes-on-almost-every-city-lot/

Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Seattle’s First-come, First-served Law for Renters

Similar to the City of Portland Fair Access in Renting Ordinance, the City of Seattle implemented changes to its ordinances in relation to the rental industry. These changes were challenged in court and the Washington State Supreme Court has recently upheld the city’s law. READ THE ARTICLE: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/washington-state-supreme-court-upholds-seattles-first-come-first-served-law-for-renters/

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