Tenant rights explained in Washington state

Do you know someone who is having trouble with his/her landlord? Whether the issue is about a problem with a rental unit, getting a deposit back or simply learning about you rights before you rent, Northwest Justice Project offers a thorough resource with all of the information you need to educate yourself about tenant rights. This thorough online resource – “Your Rights as a Tenant in Washington” – gives you all of the information you need to understand what you can and cannot do when renting.

For instance, topics such as eviction notices, utility shut-offs and when your landlord is allowed to enter your rental, are all described in easy-to-understand language. You’ll also find information on making deposits before you move in and getting them back once you leave your rental. Look at the section on what you need to do to give notice to move out to be sure you’re doing everything legal.

This resource also covers what to do if your unit needs repairs. The responsibilities of you as the tenant vs. your landlord’s responbilities while you’re in the rental are also covered.

Your Rights as a Tenant in Washington” is available for free at http://sites.lawhelp.org/documents/1593216300EN.pdf?stateabbrev=%2FWA%2F.

If you need a lawyer to help protect your rights as a tenant, visit our Find An Attorney page at http://aibinc.net/findalawyer.

 

 

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