Washington Landlord Notice to Enter | 2-Day

Washington Landlord Notice to Enter | 2-Day

Last updated May 3rd, 2023

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A Washington 2-day notice to enter gives a tenant a minimum of 2 days’ notice that their landlord needs to enter their rental unit. Landlords are legally required to notify the tenant before making inspections, repairs, improvements, or exhibiting the property to buyers, renters, or contractors. The notice to enter relays the date, time, and reason for the visit. It’s also common for the document to give the tenant instructions to reply to the notice if they do not consent to the landlord’s access and wish to reschedule.

Emergency Access (§ 59.18.150(5)) – In case of an emergency, such as a fire, water leaks, or another situation that demands immediate attention, the landlord can enter the rental unit without providing notice.


Landlords have the right to enter a rental unit by giving tenants at least 2 days’ notice for any of the following purposes:

  • Inspections
  • Repairs
  • Maintenance
  • Improvements
  • Showing the unit to prospective tenants, buyers, or contractors

Unless there is an emergency, the landlord cannot demand entry for any other purpose and is legally prohibited from abusing the right of access or using it to harass the tenant.

Tenant’s Consent

The tenant cannot unreasonably refuse the landlord access to the property. Furthermore, with the tenant’s consent, the landlord may enter without providing a 2-day notice.

Statutes: § 59.18.150