Tenant Resources

HUD Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities. Additional protections apply to federally-assisted housing. Visit their website to find out who’s protected, what’s prohibited, and more.

Washington State Landlord Tenant Laws

Do carpets have to be replaced every 7 years? Do tenants have to fix anything or are landlords required to? How long does the landlord have to issue my security deposit back? Find out where responsibilities lie, what your rights are, and what the landlords rights are here in Washington State.

City of Tacoma Rental Housing Code

Rental housing codes vary from city to city. Do you know how many days notice you have to give to your landlord? What about how many days notice your landlord is required to give you? The laws and codes affect you directly and they’re constantly changing so it’s important to be familiar with them.

EPA Lead Based Paint Pamphlet

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revised its guidelines for home renovations to houses that were built before 1978. You can read about the new guidelines by clicking the links below.

*Based on the new guidelines, some work order requests may require you to print and fill out a consent form (available below) before any repair or maintenance is done to your property. Please make sure you read and understand the guidelines before submitting the consent form.

EPA Lead Hazard Guidelines

Lead Based Work Order Consent Form

EPA Directricies de Peligro de Plomo

Orden de Trabajo Forma de Consentimiento

Law of Real Estate Agency

This pamphlet describes your legal rights in dealing with a real estate firm or broker. Please read it carefully before signing any documents.