Residential Notice to Pay Rent or Vacate
A landlord is required by law to serve a notice to pay rent or vacate to evict a tenant if the legal grounds for eviction is non-payment of rent. This is true even if the landlord is not interested in the money and just wants the tenant out. If the tenant fails to cure the notice the landlord may proceed to the next step in the eviction process.
Some pointers on a notice to pay rent or vacate:
The time and manner of service is strictly construed against the landlord. Our forms include instructions on how to serve the pay or vacate notice, or we can serve the notice at a reasonable rate.
Residential tenancies require a 14-day notice. There are additional requirements for Seattle and Tacoma. Be sure to download the correct form for your rental property location.
For commercial eviction see our commercial forms.
Washington State Pay Rent or Vacate Form
Seattle Residential Tenancies
Use this form for residential tenancies in Seattle. For commercial tenancies use the Washington state form, above.
Tacoma Residential Tenancies
Tacoma residential landlords must also serve the City of Tacoma Resources Summary. For commercial tenancies use the Washington state form, above.
Serve BOTH these forms for Tacoma residential tenancies: