Judge upholds Seattle cap on move-in fees for renters

A judge has upheld a recent Seattle law that limits the money renters have to pay when they move into a new place, rejecting a lawsuit by local landlords.

A City Council measure that took effect in January 2017 limited deposits and nonrefundable fees to one month’s rent, and pet fees to an additional one-fourth of monthly rent. It also allowed those costs to be paid in installments over six months.