Legal Resources

Short-Term Rentals: Things to Know Before Renting Your Home on AirBnB

Homeowners should be aware of a number of issues before renting their homes to short-term guests. Continue Reading »

City of Seattle Adopts New Regulations Around Undeveloped Properties in Environmentally Critical Areas

The Seattle City Council adopted new regulations in February 2017 around undeveloped properties incritical areas including steep slopes, wetlands, streams, and fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas. Continue Reading »

Making Sense of Real Estate-Secured Loan Documents

Loan documents prepared for a commercial real estate-secured loan provide that the guaranty and environmental indemnity agreement are not "loan documents" secured by the deed of trust. Continue Reading »

Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) Requirements for Development Projects

With few exceptions, work below the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) of a stream requires an HPA; however, developers are not necessarily relieved from that requirement by staying above the OHWM either. Continue Reading »

Special Approval Required When Redeveloping in Seattle's Historic Districts

Developers in the City of Seattle typically need a special written approval called a Certificate of Approval in order to construct a new building or make changes to the external appearance of any existing structure... Continue Reading »

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