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Washington State Legislature looking to change how criminal records are handled in tenant screening

Two bills are currently making their way through the Washington State Legislature that will change the way criminal records are handled when screening prospective tenants. SB 6490 and HB 2878 would prevent properties from denying applicants based solely on Criminal Convictions. If these bills are enacted, it would require Individualized Assessments of any applicant with …

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Evictions Can Be Expunged in Oregon

Senate Bill 873 went into effect January 1, which allows evictions to be expunged in Oregon under certain situations. Oregon Law has long prevented evictions older than 5 years being used against a prospective tenant in the screening process, but some landlords have not always followed this law. While the evictions were not to be …

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