Proposed ordinance would cap late fees for Seattle renters

The proposed ordinance by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant would limit late fees for renters to $10 per month.

SEATTLE — A proposed ordinance being discussed in a Seattle City Council committee would cap late fees for renters.

The ordinance proposed by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant would cap fees at $10 per month.

The past three years there have not been any late fees for Seattle renters, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that will end in October.

At a committee meeting on Friday, the topic was discussed for more than two hours with several public comment speakers.


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