City of Seattle Ordinance No. 125222 went into effect on January 16, 2017 , and introduced important amendments to the City’s Rental Agreement Regulation Ordinance governing landlord/tenant relationships within the City of Seattle.
Under Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) Chapter 22.214, Seattle landlords are required to register their rental properties with the City of Seattle. The RRIO has been in place since 2014, however, the deadlines for registration have been implemented over time based on the different area codes within the City of Seattle.
On April 25th at the King County Courthouse, attorney Robert Maxwell of Holmquist and Gardiner argued for, and received, a writ of restitution ordering a tenant unlawfully detaining a rental property to be removed and possession restored to the rightful owner. The matter revolved around a family dispute, presenting a series of complex and challenging facts for this eviction. The simple take away, even if family is involved, always have a written lease in place. If you have any landlord tenant related questions, please contact the attorneys of Holmquist and Gardiner, PLLC.
On January 1, 2016, the new rules governing Washington State Limited Liability Companies (RCW 25.15; “the Act”) went into effect. The Washington legislature’s passed a major revision to the Act in an attempt to make LLC’s more flexible and user-friendly for businesses. The primary goal was to eliminate confusing portions of the Act and promote uniformity in the laws that apply to the state’s business entities. At Holmquist & Gardiner PLLC, we highly recommend that you learn these changes and revisit your operating agreement, as they may affect your LLC. Although there were numerous changes – a few highlights are discussed below.
Holmquist & Gardiner, PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Robert D. Maxwell as our new Associate Attorney. Robert earned his law degree from Seattle University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from University of Washington where he played for and captained its Ice Hockey Team. He will join our practice representing clients in civil litigation, real estate matters, construction law and business transactions. We are delighted to have Robert join our Team!