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Record No: CB 119585    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119585
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: In Committee
Current Controlling Legislative Body Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights Committee
On agenda:
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to residential rental properties; requiring a minimum of 180 days' prior written notice to tenants whenever the housing costs to be charged a tenant are to increase; and amending Sections 7.24.030, 22.202.080, and 22.206.180 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Kshama Sawant
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to residential rental properties; requiring a minimum of 180 days' prior written notice to tenants whenever the housing costs to be charged a tenant are to increase; and amending Sections 7.24.030, 22.202.080, and 22.206.180 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 7.24.030 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125558, is amended as follows:
7.24.030 Rental agreement requirements
A. Any rental agreement or renewal of a rental agreement for a residential rental unit in The City of Seattle entered into after ((October 28, 1998,)) the effective date of the ordinance introduced as Council Bill 119585 shall include or shall be deemed to include a provision requiring a minimum of ((60)) 180 days' prior written notice whenever the periodic or monthly housing costs to be charged a tenant are to increase ((by ten percent or more)) over the periodic or monthly rental rate charged the same tenant for the same housing unit and same services for any period or month during the preceding 12-month period.
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Section 2. Section 22.202.080 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125343, is amended as follows:
22.202.080 Documentation of notices
All written notices required by Chapters 22.200 through 22.208 to be provided to or served on tenants by property owners, or on property owners by tenants, shall be documented in such a manner as to confirm the date on which the notice was received. The use of email is allowed for written notices required under subsections 22.206.180.((J))I.1, 22.206.180.((J))I.2, and 22.206.180.((J))I.3.
Section 3. Section 22.206.180 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125054, is amended as follows:
22.206.180 Prohibited acts by owners
Except as otherwise specifically required or allowed by this Title 22 or...

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