Fire safety (59.18.060 (12)) – The landlord must inform the tenant of the types of alarms and safety in the rental unit before moving in. Subletting contract – For the deed of a tenant who rents his space again in agreement with the owner. Otherwise, it is called “subletting.” Fire safety and evacuation (No. 59.18.060) – After the rental begins, the landlord must provide the tenant with a copy of safety/fire information, including an evacuation plan. This should apply when accommodation has a smoking policy, an emergency plan and the route (s) to leave the building in the event of a fire. In Washington, you could have two types of leases per month and a fixed lease. A month-to-month rental agreement can be oral or written. While a fixed lease must be a written agreement. The Washington Rent Application is a screening document used by landlords to verify a person`s income, employment status, rent history and other basic information. The landlord has the opportunity to delve deeper into the background of the potential tenant by taking into account all liabilities, account balances and requesting references such as former property owners or managers with experience with the person.
Collecting this information will help the landlord make a decision on the applicant`s eligibility for rent. The owner is allowed… It is important that you read a lease very carefully before signing it. This is a legally binding contract and, after signing the document, you can be maintained on all rental terms, unless they conflict with national or local laws. A lessor may not change any aspect of a lease for the duration of the limited period, except by mutual agreement. Therefore, the rent is set for the duration of the tenancy. However, in the case of monthly leases, landlords can more easily change the rental rules. The landlord is only required to provide tenants with 30 days in writing to change a rental period, but must write about a rent increase (RCW 59.18.140). The City of Seattle has a law under which a tenant is allowed to increase by 10% or more over a 12-month period 60 days prior to written termination (SMC 7.24.030).