If you’re considering building an ADU, renting out an ADU, or concerned about a neighbor’s ADU, read this blog for background, then call or visit your city or county’s permit office.
Bellingham now has new municipal code provisions changing the obligations of landlords who rent to residential tenants. If you rent or own a rental property in the Bellingham city limits, you need to be aware of these changes.
The Bellingham City Council is currently considering amending Bellingham’s landlord-tenant code to offer greater protections to residential tenants. The proposed amendments are in response to Bellingham’s extremely low rental vacancy rate and rising rents.
When people discover problems with a home they bought, they often want to know if they can sue the seller for failing to disclose the problems.
Typical boundary line issues include disputes about where exactly the boundary line is between two pieces of property and whether one owner is encroaching onto a neighbor’s property in some way.
Washington law requires a person selling real estate to fill out what is commonly called the “Seller Disclosure Statement” and provide that statement to the buyer. The form requires the seller to answer questions on various topics such as defects in water sources and systems, sewer or septic systems, structural issues, electrical and heating systems,…
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