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SB 6592: Relating to providing adequate time for tenants to relocate due to a rent increase

SB 6592 would eliminate language from current statute that indicates that except for the termination of tenancy, after thirty days written notice to each affected tenant, a new rule of tenancy including a change in the amount of rent may become effective upon completion of the term of the rental agreement or sooner upon mutual consent. The bill would replace this language to indicate: “Unless otherwise agreed to by mutual consent, a new rule of tenancy, including a change in rent, may become effective upon completion of the term of the rental agreement and thirty days’ written notice to each affected tenant.” The bill would further allow any city, town, county, or municipality that is required to develop a comprehensive plan under RCW 36.70A.040(1) is authorized to require, after reasonable notice to the public and a public hearing, up to ninety days’ written notice for a change in the rent exceeding fiver percent of the tenant’s current rent.