Domestic violence is expensive, particularly for the people experiencing the abuse.
It’s not uncommon for landlords to bill survivors of domestic violence pay for property damage caused by their abusers, advocates say. Holes punched in walls, broken windows in rental units – costs from this kind of damage can mount until they’re in collections, or turn into evictions.
A new bill discussed by the Seattle City Council on Tuesday aims to protect tenants against such bills. The legislation would bar landlords from charging abused tenants for this kind of damage if they have documented evidence that it resulted from domestic violence.
Background checks were made illegal. The city also wants affordable housing. lol
get ’em dawgies says – Liberal lefties at their finest – short sited, removes accountability, grows government….and screws the landlord (who must be evil, right?….because they have the financial stability to own a rental)