NOTICE TO LANDLORDS and TENANTS in KING COUNTY
The “Bridge Proclamation” extending some eviction moratorium protections expired at 11:59pm on October 31, 2021. Potential evictions for unpaid rent from March 1, 2020 until the present are now subject to the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program (ERPP), as enacted in April, 2021 (SB 5160 Section 7, RCW 5918.630).
Landlords must engage the ERPP process before an eviction for unpaid rent may proceed to court. ERPP begins when a landlord serves a tenant and sends the local dispute resolution center an ERPP Notice along with a 14 Day Notice to Pay or Vacate. Even if a landlord sent these notices during the eviction moratorium or Bridge period for rent due from March, 2020 through July, 2021, new notices will be required under the ERPP. For unpaid rent due between August and October, 2021 only, ERPP Notices and 14 Day Notices to Pay or Vacate sent during that time may be sufficient. Landlords and tenants are encouraged to consult legal counsel.
If you are faced with a conflict and need some help with it, the Bellevue Conflict Resolution Center may be able to help you. Many people who work or live in Bellevue call us to help them resolve their conflicts through free and confidential services.
Due to COVID-19, staff and volunteers are teleworking. While we monitor our voicemail and email closely, it is likely that you will need to leave a message and wait to be contacted. We still very much want to hear from you, and we thank you for your patience in this difficult time.
The Bellevue Conflict Resolution Center is a dispute resolution center formed under Chapter 7.75 of the Revised Code of Washington.