Fellow tenant (3 on lease, month to month in Seattle, WA), vacated mid month without telling us until day of.
The landlord was given 20 days notice, rent for the month was paid, and utilities were paid.
But the remaining other tenant and I have been left holding the ball for next month, is there anything we can do? Like Sue them?
If the rental is inside Seattle, Seattle has local ordinances that are unique to Seattle.
Under the WA Residential Landlord-Tenant Act, either the landlord or the tenant can end a month to month tenancy by giving the other a written notice at least 20 days before the end of the rental month.
A landlord in Seattle cannot end a month to month tenancy unless the landlord has just cause.
How did you and the roommate end up living with each other? What is the agreement among the roommates regarding giving notice of leaving?
You can review the specific facts with your attorney to find out your legal options.
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