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Landlord and Tenant Law in Washington

Learn valuable techniques on interpreting and implementing key landlord-tenant laws. From the rental agreement to security deposits and eviction actions, you need to stay on top of all aspects of landlord and tenant laws. Purchase these reference materials and get clarification on how to perform key property management duties without hassle. You will find out what you should include in the rental agreement to avoid problems down the line – such as leasing terms, and what happens in case of default. Purchase these reference materials and learn about issues such as tenant bankruptcy, duties and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, and legally executing an eviction – should the worst happen. Don’t risk incurring unnecessary costs and even lawsuits from jeopardizing the landlord-tenant relationship. Purchase these reference materials and learn to keep your organization out of trouble. Benefits for You - Avoid legal battles by getting a firm grasp of both landlord and tenant obligations- Protect your bottom line – effectively manage tenant default and bankruptcy - Perform key landlord duties – understand what the Residential Landlord Tenant Act requires - Decide when you should terminate tenancy and successfully execute an eviction
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Agenda

Negotiating the Commercial Lease
— Robert J. Weber
  • The Standard Lease
  • Identification of the Parties
  • Identification of Lease Terms
  • Participants in the Lease Review Process – A Team Effort
  • What Reviewing a Lease Involves
  • Specific Lease Terms
Tenant Defaults, Evictions, Eviction Alternatives and Tenant Bankruptcy
— Scott R. Weaver
  • Default Notices and Lease Requirements
  • Statutory Requirements
  • Parties
  • Service of Notices
  • Month-to-Month Tenancies
  • Evictions
  • Alternatives to Evictions
  • Tenant Bankruptcy
A Judge's View of Landlord-Tenant Small Claims Cases - How to Win, How to Lose
— Kurt D. Bennett
  • The Three Questions Every Judge Expects You to Answer
  • Documents: What Is the Judge Hoping to See, and What Are a Waste of the Judge's Time
  • Key Statutes to Know and Understand
  • How Not to Lose Credibility Before the Judge
Who Owns Tenant Installed Improvements and Trade Fixtures?
— Matt T. Adamson
  • Common Lease Provisions
  • The Difference Between Improvements and Trade Fixtures
  • Can the Tenant Take It With Them?
  • Can the Landlord Stop the Tenant From Removing Its Property?
The Commercial Eviction in Washington
— Christopher D. Cutting
  • The Complaint and Summons
  • The Answer and Show Cause Hearing
  • Trial Considerations
  • Writ of Restitution and Post-Judgment Pointers
The Residential Landlord-Tenant Relationship
— Evan L. Loeffler
  • Creation of the Relationship
  • Lease Terms – What Is Enforceable?
Duties of Residential Landlords and Tenants
  • Duties of the Landlord Imposed by the Residential Landlord Tenant Act
  • Duties of the Tenant Imposed by the RLTA
Enforcement of Obligations
  • 10 Steps to a Successful Eviction – What Has to Happen Before a Landlord Calls an Attorney
  • Residential Unlawful Detainer Actions
Ethical Issues in Litigation Against pro se Defendants
— Evan L. Loeffler
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Christopher D. Cutting

Christopher D. Cutting – Moderator

Loeffler Law Group PLLC

  • Attorney with the Law Office of Evan L. Loeffler PLLC
  • Practices real estate litigation, landlord-tenant relations and collections
  • Co-writer of the Unlawful Detainer chapter of the Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
  • Named a 2013 Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Seattle University School of Law; A.B. degree, Georgetown University
  • Can be contacted at 206-443-8678 or ccutting@loefflerlegal.com
Matt T. Adamson

Matt T. Adamson

Jameson Babbitt Stites & Lombard, PLLC

  • Member with Jameson Babbitt Stites & Lombard, PLLC in Seattle
  • Primary area of pratice is commercial litigation, with an emphasis in all areas of real estate and construction litigation
  • More than 11 years of experience with commercial landlord tenant issues, representing property managers and owners throughout the Puget Sound area
  • Named a Rising Star by Washington Law and Politics in 2011
  • Graduate, Order of the Coif, University of Utah College of Law; B.A. degree, University of Notre Dame
Kurt D. Bennett

Kurt D. Bennett

The Law Offices of Kurt D. Bennett

  • Senior attorney and founder of The Law Offices of Kurt D. Bennett
  • Concentrates practice on redemptive law – assisting people in cleaning up criminal records, obtaining employment and security clearances
  • Successfully handled matters for members of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Supersonics and Seattle Seahawks organizations; as well as lawyers, judges and executives of Fortune 500 companies
  • Judge Pro Tem for the King County District Court since 2007
  • Legal experience encompasses a wide range of criminal matters at the state and federal levels, including theft, forgery, assault, prostitution, sex offenses, domestic violence, drug offenses, DUI and murder, as well as quasi-criminal matters such as anti-harassment and protection orders, expungement and vacation of criminal convictions, and restoration of firearm rights
  • Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Innocence Project Northwest and the King County Bar Association
  • Graduate, Purdue University and Texas Tech University School of Law; M.B.A. degree, Texas Tech’s College of Business Administration
Evan L. Loeffler

Evan L. Loeffler

Loeffler Law Group PLLC

  • Principal attorney and founder of the Loeffler Law Group PLLC
  • Practice emphasizes landlord-tenant relations and real estate litigation
  • Frequently lectures on the subject of ethics and landlord-tenant law, and is on the faculty for several CLE programs
  • Writer of the chapter on landlord-tenant law and the co-writer of the chapter on mobile home landlord-tenant law in the Washington Lawyers Practice Manual published annually by the King County Bar Association
  • Recently co-wrote the Third Edition of Real Estate Closing Deskbook with Kathleen Hopkins
  • J.D. degree, Gonzaga University School of Law; B.A. degree, Bennington College
Scott R. Weaver

Scott R. Weaver

Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.

  • Principal with Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.
  • Practices law in the areas of commercial litigation, general civil litigation, real estate and business
  • Focuses on real estate disputes, construction disputes, landlord tenant disputes and business disputes
  • Represents property owners, contractors, property managers and small and large businesses, and business people
  • Frequently lectures and teaches other attorneys, property owners and property managers on the subjects of commercial landlord tenant litigation, bankruptcy and landlord-tenant law, and collecting from defaulting commercial tenants
  • J.D. degree, UCLA; B.B.A. degree, summa cum laude, University of San Diego
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Robert J. Weber

Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.

  • Principal with the Seattle law firm of Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.
  • Practices in the areas of real estate, business and corporate transactions, including representing landlords and tenants in commercial, office, medical and retail lease negotiations, commercial financing and the purchase and sale of commercial and residential properties
  • Member of the Washington State Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Section), King County Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust and Technology and the Law Sections), Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) and International Council of Shopping Centers
  • J.D. degree, Seattle University School of Law; B.A. degree, University of Washington
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Product ID: 393065
Published 2014
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