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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Council: Tenant Protections

The Issaquah City Council recently adopted Ordinance No. 2986 regarding tenant protections. This ordinance goes into effect on Oct. 6, 2022 and adds new sections to the City’s code to:

  • require landlords to provide not less than one hundred twenty (120) days' written notice for residential rent increases greater than three (3) percent; and
  • require a minimum of thirty (30) days' prior notice of rent increases for subsidized housing, where the amount of rent is based on the income of the tenant, or circumstances specific to subsidized households. 

For the complete language, see Ordinance No. 2986. For tenant and landlord resources, including mediation services and legal assistance, please access resources here.

For any other questions, please contact Human Services Manager, Monica Negrila.

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