Law Office of Mark B. Tackitt
Ninety percent of most questions
about landlord tenant law are answered by the below selected
statutes and ordinances. At the bottom of this page are contained
links to other sources about evictions contained within the
Code of Washington
Service of Legal Notices
Duties of the Parties and the
"Repair and Deduct" Statutes
to perform duties--Notice from tenant--Contents--Time
limits for landlord's remedial action.
59.18.080 Payment of rent
condition to exercising remedies--Exceptions.
failure to remedy defective condition--Tenant's choice of
failure to carry out duties--Repairs effected by
tenant--Procedure--Deduction of cost from
obligations or restrictions--Tenant's duty to conform.
Right of Entry
Security Deposits - upon
commencement of tenancy and after vacation by tenant
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.
paid as deposit or security for performance by
tenant--Statement and notice of basis for
retention--Remedies for landlord's failure to make
Abandonment by Tenant
59.18.310 Default in
rent--Abandonment--Liability of tenant--Landlord's
remedies--Sale of tenant's property by landlord.
If the statute for which you were
looking was not listed above, try:
Chapter 7.24 SMC Seattle
Rental Agreement Regulations
SMC 7.24.030 Rental
7.24.080 Distribution of summaries by
7.24.090 Remedies for
tenants if landlord fails to comply with SMC 7.24.080.
Just Cause Ordinance
Law Office of Mark B.
P.O. Box 46331
Seattle, Washington, 98146
This page last edited 2 August 2000.