Washington State Property Rental Agreement

There is no grace period in Washington State. Once you have signed a lease, you agree to meet its conditions, unless the lessor agrees to exempt you from it. If they agree to release you from your lease, be sure to sign it in writing and by your landlord. Homeowner`s insurance probably won`t protect you from damage or loss of furniture or other property. Consider buying tenant insurance if you want this coverage. In case of termination of a lease term, the lessor can notify you 10 days in advance. RCW 59.12.030 (4). Example: you keep a cat despite the „no pets“ rule of the lease. The owner could send you a notification that will allow you to solve the problem (find a new home for the cat) or move within 10 days. Often, a lease indicates that the tenant waives the refund of his deposit if he does not respect the appropriate 20-day notice period when leaving the unit. This language may be an illegal waiver of your rights under landlord-tenant law. Under RCW 59.18.230 (2) (a), the law prohibits a lease agreement containing a language that could waive these rights. Except in emergency situations, the owner must have a period of at least two (2) days before the entry of the rented property (§ 59.18.150).

A landlord must provide all tenants with written disclosure of all known mold contaminations in the rental unit, as well as educational information from the Washington State Department of Health on how to control mold and the potential health risks that come with it. (RCW § 59.18.060) It is important that you read a lease very carefully before signing it. This is a legally binding contract, and you may be bound by any rental terms once you have signed the document, as long as they do not conflict with state or local laws. If your landlord notified you of a rent increase in the middle of the month, the rent increase will take effect on the first of the month following the 30- or 60-day notice period. A tenant who pays a rent increase without 30 days` notice usually declares their consent to accept the increase without proper written notice. No clause in the lease can be changed except by mutual agreement, and the lease must be respected throughout the term, unless the property is sold at auction by force during the rental period and the new buyer wishes to use the house as a principal residence. RCW 59.18.270 determines the conditions of the change of deposit. A landlord who does not have your new address should send this notice to the rental address so that the post office can forward it. Non-refundable expenses (59.18.285) – All non-refundable expenses must be clearly indicated in the written rental agreement. In general, the landlord cannot force you to give up your entire deposit.

The lease cannot contain a disposition that automatically loses a deposit for a breach of the lease. (Note that a lease that ends with its term, e.B. a one-year lease, not obliging either party to terminate.) Q: I just signed a lease and changed my mind about life there. .