In my experience, a landlord has an absolute right to know who is in his property and to control who the tenant is. The rental agreement is with you, not with your guests. I agree that if there is nothing about guests in your contract that your landlord cannot invent terms out of thin air and expect you to comply with them. But all notices between landlords and tenants have to be in writing to be enforceable. He could issue a 10-day, you could point out that there is no term re guests in your lease.
Landlords get rental agreements off the internet or from their buddy the real estate agent all the time. Just because it is printed does not mean it is enforceable in WA. See RCW 59 18 230.
Hope this helps you. Elizabeth Powell
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Usually the provision has a specific clause. Howvere, sometimes a landlord will use the number of occupants listed on the lease as a limit , but the landlord will have the burden of proof that you are breach of the lease. I think perhaps a discussion with the landlord is in order. If you can't find some common ground negotiate a new written provision or a written termination of the lease and move on.
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