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Qualified Tenant Cannot Be Rejected under Seattle City Ordinance.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | December 23, 2017

No. 1,379

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The City of Seattle has adopted an ordinance requiring a landlord to accept the first qualified applicant.  The idea is to screen out all housing discrimination, including unconscious bias.  Of course, we can all think of reasons for rejecting a prospective tenant that are hard to quantify, like a bad attitude. No matter about all that in Seattle.  Here’s what the lawyers attacking the ordinance posted on Twitter.

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