A Washington month-to-month lease agreement is a legally binding arrangement between a landlord and tenant whereby the tenant rents the landlord’s residential property on a monthly basis. Landlords will often use this type of agreement to allow tenants to temporarily hold over their tenancy after a fixed-term lease has run out. The contract has no pre-established end date and continues as long as the tenant makes their monthly rental payments. Both the landlord and tenant have the ability to terminate the lease without cause by giving the other party notice a minimum of twenty (20) days before the next payment date.
Notice for terminating (§ 59.18.200(1)(a)) – Twenty (20) Days
Tenant screening – Washington Rental Application
Tenants must receive written documents disclosing fire safety and protection information, including a document stating that the rental unit is equipped with a smoke detection device that the tenant is required to maintain in working condition. The tenant must also be made aware of the building’s emergency evacuation, notification, and relocation plans.
The names and addresses of the landlord and agents thereof, and persons authorized to receive service of process and notices on behalf of the landlord must be provided to the tenant.
A required disclosure form for all property constructed before 1978.
This disclosure detailing the dangers of mold growth within a dwelling and maintenance methods must be included in Washington lease agreements.
If a security deposit is collected, the landlord is required to provide the tenant with a move-in checklist stating the condition of the rental unit before occupancy.