My lease states after 2 returned bank items a cashiers check or money order will be required. Before I signed my lease I had 2 application fees fail because I used a credit card. I found out after that you couldn’t use a credit card on their system. I’ve had only 1 returned bank item since... Read more »
answered on May 4, 2023
RCW 59.18.063 requires that a landlord accept a personal check, cashier's check, or money order. Except that they do not have to accept a personal check if one has been returned NSF in the last 9 months.
So, under the... Read more »
Hello, we live in Washington state. We are currently leasing a home and our lease ends July 31 of this year. Our landlord is requesting that we renew or lease in two days otherwise he will begin looking for other tenants. We are trying to determine if purchasing a home would be a better option but... Read more »
answered on Apr 26, 2023
Unless your rental is in a jurisdiction with its own set of rental protections, RCW 59.18.650 is the statute that likely answers your question. The answer is going to depend on the type of lease you have and the language used in the lease.
If your initial lease is what expires on July 31,... Read more »
I am writing on behalf of my brother’s family.
Their rental is on a well. Main well dried up -they are on the backup well - located up the hill. The water comes out of a uncovered tube. They’ve complained to their landlords & were told the water is fine -they won’t fix or drill a... Read more »
answered on Nov 11, 2022
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You chose the correct categories to post under - landlord-tenant and personal injury. Those are the types of attorneys who would have insight into this. As a starting point, your brother could consult with a... Read more »
I'm the power of attorney for my dad but my mom keeps putting protection orders against me so I'll stop me from seeing my dad and I need legal advice about me being a power of attorney and what can I do my mom's trying to sell his house and put him in a home and he wants to die in... Read more »
answered on Apr 7, 2023
The Washington State Bar Association provides the following resources for pro bono and low-cost legal assistance for its indigent population:
Tenants in our building have chronic health issues. Signs of mold and water damage everywhere. Bursting pipes ignored. One tenant had professional testing done which yielded positive for toxic mold. Can these results be used for all tenants? Are mold cases ever successful?
answered on Apr 21, 2022
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter nationwide, they can be difficult cases. Some law firms are reluctant to take them on because things are not as clear-cut as more traditional accident cases involving clearly definable damages... Read more »
answered on Feb 24, 2022
Start buy using the Find a Lawyer tab above and search for civil rights attorneys in your area----call a few and discuss your matter with them. Good luck.
The roommate doesn't have a lease or anything in writing. We're concerned she may not leave because she doesn't have the means but we need to be able to access the house to prepare it for sale. We need to know what our rights are as the estate administrators.
answered on Dec 28, 2021
It is your duty as an Estate Fiduciary to file the eviction action for possession of the Beneficiaries' real property. Hire a competent WA attorney to file suit.
Well I work 5 days a week and I'm the general manager along with being the maintenance guy. I am the only one usually working here. I am also on call 24/7 and 7 day a week with the emergency phone. I am required to live on property. I am in a 2 bedroom apartment which is small. and... Read more »
answered on Nov 10, 2021
Under the Federal Labor Standards Act, your employer can only make deductions from your wages is several requirements are met. Even then, the wages deductions must be actual cost with no profit. For more info go to:
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/direct-care/credit-wages... Read more »
The building is owned and operated by a city housing authority, Its been in and out of the news due to the bed bugs. I was bitten the first night and reported it and now over a year later its infested so bad. The maintance wont take out the infested mattresses and furniture. There is not a... Read more »
answered on May 5, 2020
A Washington attorney could advise best, but you await an answer for two weeks. In terms of the eviction-related elements of your matter, a landlord-tenant attorney would need to advise on that. In terms of the tort-based elements involving bed bugs, they are tough cases and many attorneys are... Read more »
Our 6-month lease ends May 31st, we notified our landlord, on May 2nd, that we would be out by the 31st (end of lease).
He claimes that we did not give him enough time to find a new tenant so we have to stay and pay for the month of June.
Is this correct?
answered on May 6, 2019
Your written lease controls the answer to your question. If the written lease you signed says you have to give the landlord a longer notice than the customary 30 days, then whatever the lease says answers this question.
Is this burglary?
answered on Jan 24, 2019
Why did he do that? You can report that to the police as possible breaking and entering, and you may have a case for breach of contract to sue the landlord for damages. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with... Read more »
Once a landlord gives you a three day notice but the reason you’re not paying rent is because of on habitable conditon
On the third day of the notice to your landlord comes over for some unknown On the third day of the notice to your landlord comes over for some unknown reason knocks on... Read more »
answered on Jan 3, 2019
Typically landlords must give reasonable notice prior to entering a home for a valid reason. This may have been properly effectuated, but your facts are a bit vaguely stated. The bigger issue seems to be the delayed repairs to the home during a mold infestation. Why are you still in the home rather... Read more »
My landlord didn't tell me who was responsible for the porch and landing lights that can be used by two separate apartments. I have lived here two years and never once used the lights. After seeing them left on again by the neighbor, I asked the landlord who pays for the lights. She... Read more »
answered on Dec 26, 2018
You should not be paying your neighbor's utility bill, and you can request a full refund of the bills you've paid (acquire invoice copies) and fix of this situation. The utility company may need to come to the home to fix this too. More details are necessary to provide a professional... Read more »
I knew daughter's unemployed boyfriend would be a problem so I made a very simple 1 page agreement with her that she only, could live in my Seattle condo, and pay just half the normal rent. When I would come from out of state to work on condo as planned, I was never allowed in because boy... Read more »
answered on Dec 26, 2018
Even if your daughter is breaching your contract by allowing others to live there, there is legal process for evictions that must be followed. A landlord cannot enter a unit at will. As for being recorded in someone's home, see:... Read more »
Two applicants over 18 not legally married looking for a 1 bedroom apartment and want to use both of their incomes combined to income qualify
answered on Dec 26, 2018
Yes, as they would both be jointly and severably liable for rent. Why would you not want to do that? Are there other factors that disqualify them? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as... Read more »
Also the landlord decided she wanted a new lease and only put me and my son on it not my boyfriend even though we all have been living at the same place for almost a year and after wards pointed out that my boyfriend is a guest and him being there longer than two days now broke the lease.
answered on Dec 24, 2018
Your lease should be reviewed re: the terms of having visitors over. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials,... Read more »
staying their for a year and three months now, do he have the rights to call the police and have them to put her out even without an eviction notice?
answered on Sep 1, 2018
No. If she's there and has utilities in her name then she probably had a right to be there at some point. She would have to be removed with proper notice and due process.
Additionally, if your mother has any ownership rights to the house, it is unlikely that she could be removed at... Read more »
I saw on the "Tenates Rights" web pages that I actually have 21 days before the sheriff would come and start putting stuff out of the house. Is that correct?
answered on Sep 1, 2018
It generally takes several weeks before the sheriff will come and actually evict / put you stuff out on the curb. The answer to your question is: it depends on several factors, one of which is which city / county you live in. While the laws that pertain to tenant evictions are set out in... Read more »
PROVIDED, That upon learning of such abandonment of the premises the landlord shall make a reasonable effort to mitigate the damages resulting from such abandonment:
answered on May 15, 2018
It means, usually, that you try to find a new tenant. If a tenant abandons the premises or breaks the lease 3 months into a one year lease, you can't just do nothing and then demand the next 9 months of rent. You have to make reasonable efforts to find a new tenant.
That is a pretty... Read more »
answered on Apr 3, 2018
It is very difficult to give any detailed answers regarding your specific situation without reviewing the lease and getting more of the details, but in general, the point of giving notice is to let the landlord know when you will be ending the lease. I am not aware of any specific case law or... Read more »
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