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Landlords and Tenants: Your Rights, The Law, and Your Horror Stories

Steve Scher
07/23/2007 at 9:00 a.m.

Rents are spiking – up 10 percent in the Seattle area in just one year. How will tighter market conditions affect relations between tenants and landlords? Two expert lawyers join us in the studio to answer your questions.

What laws are on the books to protect each side? What about proposed legislation on condo conversions and other issues? Call in with your questions; and share your hilarious horror stories about evil landlords (or tenants). We also welcome your uplifting stories – even if they're not as funny.

Merf Ehman is managing attorney for the King County Bar Association Housing Justice Project and Volunteer Legal Services Program.
Evan Loeffler is a real estate attorney in Seattle. His practice emphasizes landlord–tenant relations. Mr. Loeffler has also served as the Communications Director for the American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division and as the editor of The Young Lawyer.

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