Question

I have a client who wants to break his lease due to the COVID 19 situation. He's not happy with his landlord with how he/she is handling being COVID safe? What are your thoughts about it? Or recommendations about it?

Answer

Broker should advise client to seek legal counsel. There is no way that broker or the Hotline lawyer can advise this tenant as to tenant's rights under an existing lease. If tenant has the right to terminate, that is counsel that tenant should receive from tenant's lawyer following a full consultation and explanation of all background facts. Broker is neither licensed nor insured to give tenant advice regarding this issue and should advise tenant to seek legal counsel.

Date of Posting

10/16/2020

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The Legal Hotline Lawyer does not represent Washington REALTORS® or its members. The advice contained herein does not constitute legal counsel. Please consult with your managing broker for best practices.

Association Name

SEATTLE KING COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® INC