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EXCLUSIVE: Deadbeat tenants owe landlords thousands as WA courts struggle with eviction backlog

A landlord in an upscale neighborhood in Washington state is out thousands of dollars as a result of a deadbeat tenant he can’t evict because of the county’s eviction backlog. Jaskaran Singh owns a rental property he bought two years ago in Woodridge, one of Bellevue, Washington’s most desirable neighborhoods. He thought Sang Kim, along with his wife and kids, were going to be ideal tenants, that is until the Kims allegedly started skipping out on rent. Singh told Discovery Institute’s Senior Fellow Jonathan Choe that Kim “…got a new car, he’s got (another) new car parked inside also.” He added, “He lied for everything. He’s simply exploiting the system.”   Singh attempted mediation through the city, and when that failed, began the eviction process, Read More ›