A hefty rent increase during COVID is called unfair by tenants. It also may be illegal – Kitsap Sun

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Gov. Jay Inslee’s temporary ban on evictions, which also prohibits rental hikes during the COVID-19 crisis, is scheduled to end June 4th. On June 5th, rent at Edwin Donor’s studio apartment will be jacked up 20%. 

When Donor received a letter from his apartment’s owner in early May asking whether he would like to renew his yearly lease, the 26-year-old thought rent might go up 2 or 3%, like it had in previous years. Instead, Spyglass Hill Apartments, an upscale apartment complex in downtown Bremerton, raised rent by $243 per month. 

To stay for another year, Donor and his fiance, Giselle Anguiano, would be paying $1,515 for their studio apartment. It would be

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