David Tran

Update of the State Eviction Moratorium and CARES Act Protections

Coronavirus / COVID-19, Landlord Tenant, Real Estate

On October 14, 2020, Governor Inslee issued Proclamation 20-19.4 that extended and revised the scope of the state-wide eviction moratorium contained in Proclamations 20-19, 20-19.1, 20-19.2 and 20-19.3.  The moratorium had been set to expire on October 15, 2020.  The following is a summary of the provisions of the moratorium as now contained in Proclamation […]

David Tran

Online Remote Notarization Keeps Real Estate Transactions Moving Forward

Coronavirus / COVID-19, Land Use, Real Estate

Washington allows real estate documents to be executed by e-signatures rather than wet-ink signatures.  However, many real estate related documents require notarization.  The ability of individuals to properly execute deeds, deeds of trust, long-term leases, easements, covenants and other real estate documents requiring notarizing, has become increasingly difficult under the COVID-19 social distancing orders and […]

David Tran

New Legislation Reducing Liability for Condominium Defects Takes Effect

Land Use, Real Estate

With concerns over affordable housing being a driving force, Senate Bill 5334 was passed earlier this year and just recently took effect. This new legislation has been celebrated by affordable housing proponents, developers, and homebuyers alike as it is expected to spur increased infill development, consistent with the Growth Management Act and local Comprehensive Plans. […]

David Tran

Seattle City Council Unanimously Approves Legislation that Allows for Construction of More Mother-in-Law Apartments and Backyard Cottages

Real Estate

Residents, neighborhood groups, developers, and designers alike are now awaiting the Seattle Mayor’s signature. Last week, after a fine-tuned version was submitted, the Seattle City Council voted 8-0 to adopt proposed legislation that will ease restrictions on the construction of accessory dwelling units, commonly referred to as ADUs or mother-in-law apartments, and detached accessory dwelling […]