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By Susan Brown

The city does have recourse

Letter from the Community


To the Editor:

I just finished reading the article concerning the last city council meeting and was a bit concerned that there was no mention of the Washington State Landlord Tenant Act in the case of the tenant requiring repairs to her rental.

I spent several years as a property manager in Elma, Wash., and this act was my “bible” in dealing with my tenants and the property owners. The city does have a way to deal with the out-of-state or non-local rental owners with regard to the care and maintenance of the property they rent here. It is a shame the condition of some of the rentals in town and the way the renters are treated and allowed to live. They don't need to live in ignorance o...

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