Greystar $2.5M Class Action Settlement Over Unlawful Screening Fees to Tenants
Apartment applicants within Washington who paid screening fees to Greystar Real Estate Partners may be eligible for a $2.5 million class action settlement.
Accusations and Eligible Members of the Class
Anyone who applied to rent a property in Washington state between June 9, 2016, and August 13, 2020, and paid any tenant screening fee to the defendants — or their affiliates — is considered a member of the Class.
Greystar was accused in a class action lawsuit of charging tenant screening fees without providing needed disclosures to prospective tenants in advance; this was believed to be a violation of Washington law.
The defendants firmly deny any charges of wrongdoing.
Rather than having the Court rule in favor of one party, both parties consented to the settlement in order to prevent or avoid the expense and risk of litigation.
Greystar, established in 1993, operates in more than 150 cities around the United States, according to the company’s website, supplying 713,294 apartments and student beds as of March 2021.
After attorneys’ fees, administrative costs, and other expenses are deducted, Class Members who file a valid, timely claim form shall receive a share of the settlement fund.
There is no estimate of the final payment as of the moment.
The Greystar settlement’s final hearing will take place on January 11, 2022.
Those who seek to withdraw from the settlement or object to it must do so by September 27, 2021.
Additionally, claims must be received by September 27, 2021.
Editor’s Note on Greystar Screening Fees Class Action Settlement 2021:
This article is written to inform you of the class action settlement against Greystar over violation of Washington law. We suggest you to also read about the Robinhood Unwanted Texts To Washington Residents Class Action Lawsuit.
Case Name & No.: Ryan Daley et al. v. Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, et al., No. 2:18-CV-00381-SMJ
Jurisdiction: US District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Allegations: Greystar charged tenants a service fee without providing the necessary disclosures in advance
Status: To be settled
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