Washington State House Bill 2064 was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on March 17, 2022 makes changes to the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act as it relates to security deposits and damages to the property caused by tenants. The law takes effect 90 days after the legislative session concluded on March 10, 2022. Residential Landlord-Tenant […]

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A new law signed by Governor Jay Inslee restricts bothersome telephone solicitations. House Bill 1497 “An Act Relating to Commercial Telephone Solicitations passed the State Senate 47-0 and the State House 90-5 becomes effective in June 2022. What the new law does Restricts telephone solicitation to the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m; Requires […]

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Summer is coming to an end, School is beginning, and travelers during the Labor Day weekend should plan ahead for extra congestion, including allowing extra time and traveling during non-peak times if possible. The day has become so unpredictable for travel that the American Automobile Association (AAA) has not created a formal travel forecast for […]

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Did you know a person leaving any animal unattended in a car or enclosed space during extreme heat or cold may be guilty of a Class 2 civil infraction, in addition to a charge of animal cruelty? RCW 16.52.340. Animal Cruelty – First Degree Pursuant to RCW 16.52.205, a person is guilty of animal cruelty […]

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The fee to record most documents in Washington State will increase by $100.00, effective July 25, 2021. This increase is at the direction of HB 1277, passed during the 2021 legislative session. The surcharge will fund state and local programs that promote low-income housing, eviction prevention, and homelessness services. Certain documents types are exempt from […]

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Since 1946, the attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have helped clients navigate complex legal issues involving property, real estate and landlord-tenant issues.  The law regulating residential tenancies, the Residential Landlord Tenant Act (RLTA), has seen major changes the past several years, but none more impactful than the changes passed by legislature in the 2021 legislative […]

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The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno are supporting students in both Lewis and Thurston counties with their sponsorship of the Centralia Back to School Supply Drive and The Little Red Schoolhouse Project.  Althauser Rayan Abbarno has offices in Centralia and Olympia. In Centralia, the Back-To-School Supply Drive was started by Althauser Rayan Abbarno partner Peter […]

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Each year a “Back to School/Stuff the Bus” supply drive is held in Centralia to benefit students in need. Last year the supply drive collected over $3,000 worth of monetary donations, clothing, and school supplies for our Centralia School District students. Why is this so important? Centralia School District is considered a high poverty district […]

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Governor Inslee and the Secretary of Health have signed a proclamation requiring all persons to wear a face covering in public in response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Washington State, beginning  Friday, June 26, 2020. However, the order does not apply to all persons, and contains a few exceptions. The order states as […]

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Does the Governor’s face mask order impact your Concealed Pistol License?  On Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee ordered that all persons must wear a face mask in public when unable to social distance.  Does this order impact your rights under a Concealed Pistol License (CPL)? Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP Attorneys have received calls from Lewis and […]

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