Building Industry Association of Washington


Supreme Court Deals Blow On Property Rights
Today the Washington Supreme Court dealt a devastating setback for property rights in Washington state. Earlier this year, BIAW filed an amicus brief in a suit brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation against the City of Seattle against its First In Time (FIT) rule. In 2016, FIT was adopted and required landlords to rent to the first “qualified” rental applicant regardless of the relative qualifications of a different applicant or any other considerations. This morning, the Supreme Court sided with the City of Seattle, finding the FIT rule constitutional and overturning decades of established precedent.

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