Bulletin: WA000019

Date:
August 08, 1990
To:
All Washington Agents
RE:
Low Income Housing/Mobile Home Parks (Chapter 168)

Dear Associates:

The Legislature has established a special property tax classification for housing and mobile home parks that are "devoted to low-income housing". Upon application and approval these properties are to be assessed at a lower rate based upon current use rather than potential use.

This classification is for a minimum of ten years. It may then be withdrawn by application or sale unless the new owner signs a classification continuance.

Upon withdrawal the property is subject to a roll back for the taxes that would have been due for the past seven years.

This statute will become effective only upon approval by the voters at the November 1990 general election.

THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
None
Underwriting Manual:
12.24 Mobile And Manufactured Homes
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None