On April 18, the Seattle City Council voted 7-2 to cap late rental fees at $10.
The ordinance also banned landlords from imposing other arbitrary fees related to delivering notices to tenants. The council reversed a decision made in committee that would have raised the allowable limit
to the lesser of $50 or 1.5 percent of monthly rent.
The bill’s sponsor, socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, said that the legislation is necessary to protect renters from landlords from using fees to squeeze extra revenue. ...