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Residential Landlord-Tenant Act

RCW Sections

59.18.010 Short title.
59.18.020 Rights and remedies -- Obligation of good faith imposed.
59.18.030 Definitions.
59.18.040 Living arrangements exempted from chapter.
59.18.050 Jurisdiction of district and superior courts.
59.18.055 Notice -- Alternative procedure -- Court's jurisdiction limited -- Application to chapter 59.20 RCW.
59.18.060 Landlord -- Duties.
59.18.063 Landlord -- Written receipts for payments made by tenant.
59.18.065 Landlord -- Copy of written rental agreement to tenant.
59.18.070 Landlord -- Failure to perform duties -- Notice from tenant -- Contents -- Time limits for landlord's remedial action.
59.18.075 Seizure of illegal drugs -- Notification of landlord.
59.18.080 Payment of rent condition to exercising remedies -- Exceptions.
59.18.085 Rental of condemned or unlawful dwelling -- Tenant's remedies -- Relocation assistance -- Penalties.
59.18.090 Landlord's failure to remedy defective condition -- Tenant's choice of actions.
59.18.100 Landlord's failure to carry out duties -- Repairs effected by tenant -- Procedure -- Deduction of cost from rent -- Limitations.
59.18.110 Failure of landlord to carry out duties -- Determination by court or arbitrator -- Judgment against landlord for diminished rental value and repair costs -- Enforcement of judgment -- Reduction in rent under certain conditions.
59.18.115 Substandard and dangerous conditions -- Notice to landlord -- Government certification -- Escrow account.
59.18.120 Defective condition -- Unfeasible to remedy defect -- Termination of tenancy.
59.18.125 Inspections by local municipalities -- Frequency -- Number of rental properties inspected -- Notice -- Appeals -- Penalties.
59.18.130 Duties of tenant.
59.18.140 Reasonable obligations or restrictions -- Tenant's duty to conform.
59.18.150 Landlord's right of entry -- Purposes -- Searches by fire officials -- Searches by code enforcement officials for inspection purposes -- Conditions.
59.18.160 Landlord's remedies if tenant fails to remedy defective condition.
59.18.170 Landlord to give notice if tenant fails to carry out duties.
59.18.180 Tenant's failure to comply with statutory duties -- Landlord to give tenant written notice of noncompliance -- Landlord's remedies.
59.18.190 Notice to tenant to remedy nonconformance.
59.18.200 Tenancy from month to month or for rental period -- Termination -- Armed Forces exception -- Exclusion of children -- Conversion to condominium -- Notice.
59.18.210 Tenancies from year to year except under written contract.
59.18.220 Termination of tenancy for a specified time -- Armed forces exception.
59.18.230 Waiver of chapter provisions prohibited -- Provisions prohibited from rental agreement -- Distress for rent abolished -- Detention of personal property for rent -- Remedies.
59.18.240 Reprisals or retaliatory actions by landlord -- Prohibited.
59.18.250 Reprisals or retaliatory actions by landlord -- Presumptions -- Rebuttal -- Costs.
59.18.253 Deposit to secure occupancy by tenant -- Landlord's duties -- Violation.
59.18.257 Screening of tenants -- Costs -- Notice to tenant -- Violation.
59.18.260 Moneys paid as deposit or security for performance by tenant -- Written rental agreement to specify terms and conditions for retention by landlord -- Written checklist required.
59.18.270 Moneys paid as deposit or security for performance by tenant -- Deposit by landlord in trust account -- Receipt -- Remedies under foreclosure -- Claims.
59.18.280 Moneys paid as deposit or security for performance by tenant -- Statement and notice of basis for retention -- Remedies for landlord's failure to make refund.
59.18.285 Nonrefundable fees not to be designated as deposit -- Written rental agreement required -- Remedies.
59.18.290 Removal or exclusion of tenant from premises -- Holding over or excluding landlord from premises after termination date.
59.18.300 Termination of tenant's utility services -- Tenant causing loss of landlord provided utility services.
59.18.310 Default in rent -- Abandonment -- Liability of tenant -- Landlord's remedies -- Sale of tenant's property by landlord.
59.18.312 Writ of restitution -- Storage and sale of tenant's property -- Use of proceeds from sale -- Service by sheriff, form.
59.18.315 Mediation of disputes by independent third party.
59.18.320 Arbitration -- Authorized -- Exceptions -- Notice--Procedure.
59.18.330 Arbitration -- Application -- Hearings -- Decisions.
59.18.340 Arbitration -- Fee.
59.18.350 Arbitration -- Completion of arbitration after giving notice.
59.18.352 Threatening behavior by tenant -- Termination of agreement -- Written notice -- Financial obligations.
59.18.354 Threatening behavior by landlord -- Termination of agreement -- Financial obligations.
59.18.360 Exemptions.
59.18.363 Unlawful detainer action -- Distressed home, previously.
59.18.365 Unlawful detainer action -- Summons -- Form.
59.18.370 Forcible entry or detainer or unlawful detainer actions -- Writ of restitution -- Application -- Order -- Hearing.
59.18.375 Forcible entry or detainer or unlawful detainer actions -- Payment of rent into court registry -- Writ of restitution -- Notice.
59.18.380 Forcible entry or detainer or unlawful detainer actions -- Writ of restitution -- Answer -- Order -- Stay -- Bond.
59.18.390 Forcible entry or detainer or unlawful detainer actions -- Writ of restitution -- Service -- Defendant's bond.
59.18.400 Forcible entry or detainer or unlawful detainer actions -- Writ of restitution -- Answer of defendant.
59.18.410 Forcible entry or detainer or unlawful detainer actions -- Writ of restitution -- Judgment -- Execution.
59.18.415 Applicability to certain single-family dwelling leases.
59.18.420 RCW 59.12.090, 59.12.100, 59.12.121, and 59.12.170 inapplicable.
59.18.430 Applicability to prior, existing or future leases.
59.18.440 Relocation assistance for low-income tenants -- Certain cities, towns, counties, municipal corporations authorized to require.
59.18.450 Relocation assistance for low-income tenants -- Payments not considered income -- Eligibility for other assistance not affected.
59.18.500 Gang-related activity -- Legislative findings, declarations, and intent.
59.18.510 Gang-related activity -- Notice and demand the landlord commence unlawful detainer action -- Petition to court -- Attorneys' fees.
59.18.550 Drug and alcohol free housing -- Program of recovery -- Terms -- Application of chapter.
59.18.570 Victim protection--Definitions.
59.18.575 Victim protection--Notice to landlord--Termination of rental agreement--Procedures.
59.18.580 Victim protection--Limitation on landlord's rental decisions.
59.18.585 Victim protection--Possession of dwelling unit--Exclusion of others--New lock or key.
59.18.900 Severability -- 1973 1st ex.s. c 207.
59.18.910 Severability -- 1989 c 342.
59.18.911 Effective date -- 1989 c 342.
59.18.912 Construction -- Chapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships -- 2009 c 521.

 


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