Bellevue, WA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Washington

Q: Can a landlord use overpayments in rent to pay for fixes and charges after move out and termination of lease?

They used over 2 thousand in accidental overpayments in rent to cover charges to fix up the property. Are they obligated to return that money and send a bill for the charges? This is in Olympia WA

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A: In Olympia, Washington, the terms of your lease agreement generally dictate what a landlord can and cannot do with overpayments or deposits. Typically, a landlord is required to provide an itemized list of damages and the associated costs within a specific timeframe after you move out. However, if you've overpaid rent, the landlord might be legally required to return that overpayment unless specified otherwise in the lease.

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