LEGAL HOME WORK QUESTION…I need all the help I can get. Thank you?

alicia. beth and cindy are 19.18 and 17 years old respectively. all are students at sju. the sign a lease for a 3 bedroom hous together with their parents from zonal rental inc. the lease requires maintenance by the renters alicia washes her car on a cold night in the driveway. beth as she leaves […]

I have a friend staying at my apartment is that considered subleasing?

My friend stayed with at my apartment for a few days while I was away on business. My landlord knows he is there and says that I am subleasing. I have explained more then once that he is just house sitting and I assured her there was no contract but, she is now wanting me […]

Finding an apartment?

I had an apartment and when i was layed off in december my unemployment checks were not enough to pay rent. I told my situation to my landlord, and also managed to find a job by the end of February and explained to them when i could pay them. The eviction process had already been […]

Landlord died, who owns the house?

In Pennsylvania, my landlord died and his live-in girlfriend claims she’s now the landlord. I guess she’s going on the whole “common-law wife” bit, but when he was alive I wasn’t even allowed to give her the rent! he knew she’d spend it. Her name was and is not on anything having to do with […]

Hardship Withdrawls from TSA – Serious answer only please?

My hours have been cut at work , I have money in a TSA that I’m trying to withdraw to pay my bills and when things get better replace it for retirement. Apparently the law changed this year and I can only withdraw based on hardship, I’m falling behind on my rent and I received […]

What do you do if you find black mold in your house?

We just moved into a house on June 15th, which we’re renting. The day we moved in we started to realize that around the back door it was COVERED with black mold. Now, I’ve read up on the type of mold that it is and it’s very toxic! Everyone in my house is sick, and […]

What can I do about my sister-in-law and neice?

My SIL is a terrible example of a mother, IMO. She is lazy, doesn’t clean up (has been evicted several times and kicked off of the state housing authority) due to this issue, has never taught her soon to be 14 year old daughter correct hygeine in any way shape or form. My Niece is […]

How can I get a gag order?

I have my landlord *county agency* calling my states attorney and my public defender. The landlord is now telling me to move out in a week. I have court on Monday and I would like to know how I can get a gag order and do I have the right to get one?

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If a tenant does not comply with the initial eviction notice, or does not voluntarily vacate at the end of the lease term, the landlord must litigate the eviction case in court (known as an unlawful detainer action).

Contact a landlord-tenant lawyer with any questions about how these laws affect you as a landlord.


New Landlord-Tenant Laws

Many new residential lanlord-tenant laws have been enacted at both the state and local levels. State law requires a 14-day notice for residential tenants and gives tenants more procedural rights in court. Seattle, Tacoma, Burien, and Federal Way have all enacted new landlord-tenant laws. With all the new laws it is more important than ever to consult with a lawyer before taking any action.

New Seattle Landlord-Tenant Laws

There are several new Seattle laws regarding residential landlord-tenant law, including:

  • Residential Eviction Moratorium
  • Commercial Eviction Moratorium
  • Inability to pay as a defense
  • Installment Rent Payment Plans
  • Winter Eviction Ban

Burien just cause eviction.

Burien residential landlords must have just cause to evict tenants. The Burien just cause eviction law is similar to the Seattle just cause eviction law.


Tacoma Residential Evictions

Tacoma residential landlord-tenant laws impose many requirements on landlords. These include

  • 60 days notice of rent increases
  • Giving all tenants a Landlord-Tenant Law Summary
  • Serving a Resources Guide with all eviction notices
  • accepting deposits in installments
  • 60 days notice to terminate month-to-month tenancies

Federal Way Eviction Laws

Federal Way has local eviction laws that limit grounds for eviction and require additional language in eviction notices.