Washington Supreme Court Rules Law Strikes Right Balance Addressing Discriminatory Covenants

April 5, 2022

The Washington Supreme Court held the state’s discriminatory covenants law strikes a balance between removing racial covenants from a home’s chain of title while keeping them part of the public record. ALTA’s Discriminatory Covenants Workgroup developed a publication that details the various approaches to addressing discriminatory covenants in the public land records. The document also highlights the pros and cons of each method, which include notification, repudiation, modification and redaction. 

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