Washington 10-Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

Notice to Comply or Vacate

If a tenant violates a material term of the lease other than paying rent the landlord must serve a 10-day notice to comply or vacate. Examples include unauthorized occupants or other non-rent violations of the rental agreement.

Some pointers on a 10-day notice to comply or vacate:

  • Check your lease. If the lease grants more time or additional means to serve the notice the additional terms must be complied with.
  • The time and manner of service is strictly construed against the landlord. Our forms have instructions on how to serve the notice to comply or vacate.
  • Do not include rent. Rent should be on a notice to pay rent or vacate.

For all commercial tenancies and for residential tenancies not located in Seattle or Tacoma. Check with a local attorney as local laws may vary.

Washington State

Residential “10-Day” Notice to Comply or Vacate

For use in residential tenancies other than rental properties in Seattle or Tacoma. For Seattle and Tacoma rental properties, see below.

Commercial “10-Day” Notice to Comply or Vacate

Seattle Residential Form

Use this form for residential tenancies in Seattle.

Seattle “10-Day” Notice to Comply or Vacate

Tacoma Residential Form

Tacoma residential landlords must also serve the City of Tacoma Resources Summary.

Serve BOTH these forms for Tacoma residential tenancies:

City of Tacoma Resources Summary-Notice to Comply or Vacate[City of Tacoma website]

Tacoma “10-Day” Notice to Comply or Vacate

The information on the page is based on the laws of the state of Washington. Landlord-tenant law is very different in different jurisdictions. Even in Washington the information on this website is not a substitute for advice about your circumstances.