I moved out of a month to month leased apartment. Landlord is mad at me. When I moved I rented a TV from Aaron's rental company and they picked up the TV on Saturday, I moved on Friday. My old landlady gave out my forwarding address to these ppl.
In Washington you are not required to give your landlord your forwarding address. That is a California rule, but not here. But I agree that what she did is not actionable.See question
I rented a basement, this includes a living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom (there is a written contract.) Two years ago my roommate and property owner brought her friend to live in the spare room that was not being used by me. Eventually her fr...
You could move out. Your landlord and her friend are interfering with your quiet enjoyment of the space you are renting. You can give notice to your landlord that you are no longer willing to put up with this interference; be prepared for your landlord to give you a 20-day notice terminating your tenancy.
I know this is not what you wanted to hear, but . . . . Elizabeth Powell
I live in WA state and recently moved into a rental home. We just found out that the landlord is planning on selling the property. He is putting townhomes in and the first paperwork was submitted three years ago with the city. Our lease is up at t...
If your lease ends, then either party can end the rental agreement by giving the other notice in writing at least twenty days before the end of the month. If your lease has not ended, then he has to allow you to stay provided you pay the rent and don't otherwise violate the lease. If he sells the property, the new owner has to adhere to your lease. It isn't entirely clear where you are in this process. Elizabeth PowellSee question
I'm thinking of suing my former landlord for retaliation after reporting violations to the proper authorities.
Read RCW 59.18.240 and .250. The only damages you are allowed to recover if you prove retaliation are the reasonable attorney fees you actually expended. If you reported to code enforcement and they told your landlord to fix the place, that is an entirely different suit. Look at RCW 59.18.085(3).
My friend lives in Longview WA. She is trying to find a rental unit that will accommodate her service animal (emotional support not physical disability). She is having problems with landlords having a no pet policy, which I thought would not be ap...
A service animal is not a pet and a landlord cannot take a pet deposit or refuse to have a service animal in rental property. It is analogous to telling a person with a wheelchair they can't bring/use their wheelchair.
Companion animals are not the same as service animals. There are protections for companion animals in King County (Seattle) but not, as far as I am aware, in other counties in Washington.
If your friend's doctor will write an explanation that the animal provides some kind of support, that *might* do it. Please go visit the Pet Partners website, they have a lot of information. Elizabeth PowellSee question
My roommate and I decided to leave our apartment on 3/9/16. Our lease is from 9/1/15-8/31/16. Our landlord said it was fine to have someone take over our lease, however, she would be raising the rent from $1850 to $2100. We have had only 3 inquiri...
Seattle has the Just Cause Eviction Ordinance that addresses landlord-tenant issues in the City. You can contact Ryan Weatherstone and get his take on what is going on. Sounds to me as though you have been evicted by self-help and that is NEVER okay.See question
I gave my Tenant 48 hr notice. I have asked nicely to be able to put in New carpet and inspect the residence! Can she refuse me entrance to my Rental. I am Evicting her for 3 Months Non payment.
Read RCW 59.18.150. The tenant can't refuse a properly delivered notice to enter. But this might not be the smartest time to install a new carpet. If you do the eviction properly you will have the place back in short order, and its easier to install the carpet without the tenant and their property there anyway. Elizabeth PowellSee question
they did 5000.00 in damage by the estimates I got. but I don't have the money to do all the repairs at once. it might take a year to be able to afford the repairs. all I have is the estimates. will that be enough?
You are going to need testimony from a contractor regarding the reasonable value of the repairs that need to be done. You'll want to find and hire one who can handle themselves in court and develop estimates for you. Also, check your insurance policy, you might have coverage.
Lease not notarized. Because lease not valid is he allowed to stay 1 year or is it month to month from date lease was signed or from when lease starts?
That is a really good question and the answer is it depends on what briefing the Court receives on this subject. I have seen courts go either way - finding it is enforceable for the first year, finding it creates nothing more than a month-to-month from the beginning. Remember that contracts are always construed against the drafter, and if that is you, then you need to be prepared to explain why this was not done properly before the Court will grant you relief. This is not self-help law. Elizabeth PowellSee question
In a single family house with no stipulation in an agreement, can a tenant make a repair or replace an appliance such as a water heater without contacting, or possibly without success, the landlord or agent and if so, can that cost then be request...
Tenants are paying for a bundle of goods and services when they rent property. All appliances and furnishings are the landlord's obligation to maintain at all times. See RCW 59 18 060. If the landlord fails to keep the place up to standards, then the tenant can - if they carefully read and follow the statute - make repairs themselves. However, this is likely to lead to an eviction. After 15 years, I have seen one tenant do this correctly once.
The RLTA requires landlords to maintain their properties. RCW 59 18 060. The RLTA says that any agreement whereby the RLTA is waived "shall be void against public policy and shall be unenforceable". RCW 59 18 230. The tenant has to give notice in writing, and wait the appropriate time, and then determine how they want to handle the situation. When the landlord breaches the contract, the tenant can leave, or get relocation. RCW 59 18 085. Elizabeth PowellSee question