From our perspective, it’s difficult to appreciate City Council’s recent egalatarian mandate that landlords take the first applicant. Understanding the directive and time requirements we’re now required to follow in allowing an applicant to “get the apartment”, has taken considerable time and, more importantly, our behavior is unchanged. We have always taken the first solid applicant who completed the application process.
Fortunately, on behalf of a handful of small landlords, attorneys at the Pacific Legal Foundation have filed suit agains the City arguing against uncompensated government takings and infringement of due process. A more detailed discussion of the case, was outlined in Seattle Times’ Op-Ed section today. All of us in business of renting apartments will anxiously follow the suit!
Are basic property rights in question?