Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in Washington

Rental applications

Can you ask prospective renters if they are legally married or just living together?

Asked on 10/05/05, 11:03 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Elizabeth Powell ELizabeth Powell PS Inc

Re: Rental applications

Yes, you can ask. Easiest/least intrusive/least likely to result in litigation is to ask for $ for a credit check. You need one credit check fee for each individual, unless they are married, in which case you can run one credit check on the marital community. Powell

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Answered on 10/05/05, 12:00 pm

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