Squatters’ rights are important for everyone because they give people the right to live in abandoned buildings without being evicted by the landlord. This article will explain how this works in Washington state.
What Are Squatters’ Rights?
Squatters’ rights protect people who occupy property against eviction by landlords. They also allow them to make improvements to the building and keep those improvements after the lease expires
Where Can You Find Them?
If you’re looking for a place to live, you might find some good options through the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA). It has a website where you can search for housing in different areas of the city.
How To Protect Yourself From Them.
You should also check out the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) for more details. The SMC defines what constitutes a “squat” as well as how to evict them.
How To File For An Eviction.
If you find yourself living in a building with squatters, you need to file an eviction notice with the city. This will give you 30 days to move out. After that, you’ll need to go through the process of filing a lawsuit against the squatter(s).
How To Avoid Getting Involved In A Dispute.
There are several ways to avoid getting involved in a dispute with squatters. First, make sure you’re aware of any laws regarding squatting before moving into a new place.
Second, try to work things out with the landlord before you move in. Third, if you do end up having to evict a squatter, contact a lawyer as soon as possible.