Seattle's "first-come, first-served" Rental Law Rejected by Judge

By Lynn Post

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Judge rejects Seattle’s ‘first-come, first-served’ rental law as unconstitutional

Choosing a tenant “is a fundamental attribute of property ownership,” King County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Parisien said in a written ruling. Share story Seattle’s law requiring landlords to choose among qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis violates the state constitution, a judge ruled Wednesday.

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