Rental Rights and Responsibilities
As a renter you have rights and responsibilities. To avoid problems, be sure to know what is expected of you - and what you can expect in return.
Most people who rent a place to live are covered under Washington State's Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RCW 59.18). This is a complicated law.
The Attorney General's Office gives some basic information about this act to help with questions. These are a few topics covered on the site:
- Rental Agreements
- Landlord/Tenant Responsibilities
- Landlord's Access to the Rental Unit
- Moving out
Attorney General's Office, Landlord-Tenant - provides general information about the state's Residential Landlord-Tenant Act.
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, HUD in Washington State - HUD is the nation's housing agency that works to increase homeownership and create affordable housing for low-income Americans.