Jesse investigates the apartment move-out fees that could be fueling Washington’s homeless crisis

Jesse investigates the apartment move-out fees that could be fueling Washington’s homeless crisis
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You’re moving out of your apartment: you’ve cleaned, you’ve vacuumed – and yet, your landlord wants to charge you hundreds of dollars to clean it again.

In some cases, this includes a paint fee, a cleaning fee and event a carpet replacement fee.

KIRO 7′s Jesse Jones went out and got answers for you, trying to figure out what’s going on. Why are housing advocates sounding the alarm, and what does it mean for your security deposit?

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In the video above, Jesse shows you what he found — and explains a new bill in front of the legislature that could change everything.