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Seattle City Council approves legislation
protecting renters from wintertime
evictions

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 2/11/2020 10:50:04 AM

The Seattle City Council voted Monday to prohibit some residential evictions during the winter, but altered what had been originally proposed by reducing the number of months the ban would be in effect. (snip) Councilmember Kshama Sawant, who sponsored the legislation, expressed disappointment with the amendments, calling them loopholes, but still celebrated the outcome.

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3 months free rent. (5 was proposed.) The war on landlords continues. Guaranteed to raise rents and take units off the market.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 2/11/2020 11:00:11 AM (No. 314928)
Yeah, as if Seattle has brutal winter weather.... lots of snow and ice..
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Reply 2 - Posted by: TJ54 2/11/2020 11:07:45 AM (No. 314941)
Seattle, once a great Republican City, is dying. The Demtards really know how to kill a city!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: hammondb3 2/11/2020 11:28:06 AM (No. 314969)
Here is a list of disqualifiers if I was King of Seattle... 1. Do you have a game console? DQ'd 2. Do you smoke? DQ'd 3. Do you buy prepared meals? DQ'd 4. Do you have a second TV? DQ'd 5. Do you have the latest smart phone? DQ'd Just for starters.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog 2/11/2020 11:35:18 AM (No. 314977)
I would be worried that a high percentage of renters will decline to pay during the winter months, even if they can afford it. That will wreak havoc on landlords who have daily and monthly bills to pay.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Right Time 2/11/2020 12:16:53 PM (No. 315005)
Why is this legislation deemed necessary? Now that Global Warming is here, there will be no more severe winters for people to fear being thrown in the cold into. Bring on more Global Warming!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 2/11/2020 12:32:57 PM (No. 315016)
OK, then renters will require a 6 months cash deposit up front, in ADDITION to the 3 month security deposit. Or they will just sell the units, and there will be many fewer rental units in Stinkhole Commie Seattle.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JediJerry 2/11/2020 12:34:03 PM (No. 315018)
Landlords should just require three months rent in advance plus first and last to move in.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: worried 2/11/2020 12:45:10 PM (No. 315031)
I knew a man who owned several apartment house who had to sell them because of too many professional "rent jumpers". Too much of a hassle for what ended up as little profit. (This was in Mass.)
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JHHolliday 2/11/2020 12:54:41 PM (No. 315049)
This will result in an even more acute shortage of affordable housing. What investors will be willing to build new housing or buy old housing if they can't evict renters? This will add to their homeless problem but maybe that's what the left wants. More homeless, more money to the outfits "helping" the homeless.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Smart11344 2/11/2020 1:06:03 PM (No. 315063)
I inherited a small house that my late gramma owned. I rented it for almost 30 years. Only had two bad tenants. One I had to evict. Seattle is considering no evictions during winter months. I'll tell you I am so glad I sold that property 3 years ago. All of King County is beyond tax and every thing for free crazy. Initially King County was named after an early VP of out country. It still is King County, but now named for Martin Luther King.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: KatieJo 2/11/2020 1:06:06 PM (No. 315064)
As if they need more government dependent losers in Seattle. Who would want to live there anymore except the homeless and free loaders?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: rytwng 2/11/2020 1:08:16 PM (No. 315065)
You can't evict in the summer because it's too hot.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Schnapps 2/11/2020 1:26:47 PM (No. 315090)
This is the kind of legislation you get when you import socialists from third world countries and elect them to office. Kshama Sawant needs to apply her brilliant ideas in her homeland of India where there is real poverty.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 2/11/2020 1:45:16 PM (No. 315110)
Spend three months in Seattle and nine months in San Francisco. All you need to do is campaign for free transportation between the two cities twice a year if that agrees with your lifestyle. Given their fragile hold on industries, high taxes and debt I'm thinking that Seattle will fall to Detroit level standards of living before the other Left Coast utopias.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Chuzzles 2/11/2020 1:58:41 PM (No. 315122)
The Liberal idiocy of Seattle marches on. Between minimum wage regs and now attacking building owners, it is getting harder to have any kind of life up there in the Emerald City. Unless City Officials put a moratorium on rent prices, then I do see rent increases coming, like it or not.
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