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.
For use in residential tenancies other than rental properties in Seattle or Tacoma. For Seattle and Tacoma rental properties, see below.
Seattle Residential Form
Use this form for residential tenancies in Seattle.
Tacoma Residential Form
Tacoma residential landlords must also serve the City of Tacoma Resources Summary.
Serve BOTH these forms for Tacoma residential tenancies:
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.