Federal Way has a residential just cause eviction law. Residential landlords may not evict a tenant except for certain enumerated grounds. These include failure to pay rent and material breaches of the rental agreement.
The landlord may terminate a tenancy if the landlord lives in the same property and no longer wants to share the property with the tenant.
A Federal Way landlord may serve a 30-day notice due to chronic, unexcused, and unjustified failure to pay rent causing the landlord to file numerous eviction actions in court over a twelve-month period.
The landlord may end a tenancy with 120 days’ notice if 1) the landlord or an immediate family member seeks to occupy the rental unit as a principal residence, 2) the landlord seeks to convert the rental unit to a condominium, 3) the landlord seeks to demolish or substantially rehabilitate the rental, 4) a governmental entity prohibits the continued renting of the unit, or 5) the landlord intends to remove the rental unit from the market for at least 24 months.
Federal Way landlords must offer to renew or extend rental agreements. The offer must be served in the same manner as eviction notices (notice to pay rent or vacate, etc.) and must be served between 60 and 90 days prior to the expiration of the current rental agreement. The offer must give the tenant 30 days to respond