With the increase in housing prices in the Seattle area, homeowners are finding that their annual property tax bill is increasing by a much larger percentage than in the past. For example, property taxes on a median-valued home in King County has increased 42.6% in the last four years! This is a huge increase, no matter your financial situation. You might be wondering what you can do to contest your property tax assessment? Indeed, you do have options.
Landlords in Seattle recently received notice that a new city ordinance, the Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance, has been approved which will require landlords to provide voter registration information to prospective and current tenants.
The Seattle City Council has approved an ordinance which will prevent landlords from screening tenants based on their criminal history.
Holmquist & Gardiner, PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Caroline P. Reed as our new Associate Attorney.