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February 7, 2019

Tenants, landlords testify in Olympia about efforts to change eviction laws

WNPA Olympia News Bureau

A package of bills aimed at reforming eviction practices were considered in the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee this week.

House Bills 1453, 1964 and 1462 would provide protection to tenants by granting courts jurisdiction over unlawful detainer proceedings; allowing tenants to pay nonrefundable fees and holding deposits in installments; and extending notice requirements when a landlord's change in a property's use would displace tenants.

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