Washington Standard Residential Lease Agreement – PDF Template

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The Washington standard residential lease agreement is a template that a property owner may use to legally accept payment in exchange for someone else to occupy their property. The tenant usually has to apply and provide the landlord with their credit information to make sure they are qualified for the monthly payment. If approved, the landlord will fill in the blanks of this form with the agreed upon arrangement. After the signatures are given and the security deposit made, access to the property will be granted along with keys and any codes required to get into the living unit.

Security Deposit Laws

Maximum Amount ($) – No State maximum. The landlord may require any deposit amount they see fit.

Returning – Twenty-one (21) days. If the landlord retains any portion of the deposit to recover the costs of repairs, the landlord must also provide a report stating the criteria for the deductions (§ 59.18.280(1)).

Required Disclosures

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – If the residence was constructed prior to 1978, the lead-based paint disclosure form must be provided to the tenant and signed. The completed document must be attached to the rental agreement.

Fire Safety Disclosure – Tenants must receive a disclosure informing them of fire safety information and their responsibilities regarding proper maintenance of the safety devices. Additional safety information is required if the residence is a multi-family dwelling (§ 59.18.060(12)(a)).

Landlord/Agent Information – The name and address of the owner or landlord must be described in the rental agreement or posted on the premises. If the landlord or owner resides outside of Washington, the tenant must be informed of the name and address of the agent authorized to manage the premises (§ 59.18.060(15)).

Mold Disclosure – Upon entering into a rental contract, the landlord must provide the tenant with health information regarding the dangers of mold (§ 59.18.060(13)).

Non-Refundable Deposit Disclosure – If the tenant plans to keep a non-refundable security deposit, the tenant must disclose this information in writing and include it in the rental contract (§ 59.18.285).

Security Deposit Disclosure – If the landlord holds a security deposit, the tenant must receive a written notice stating the name and address of the financial institution where the deposit is kept (§ 59.18.270).

Condition Report – When a security deposit is required to cover the costs of potential damage to a property, the landlord must include with the rental agreement a written checklist or statement reporting the condition of the property (§ 59.18.260).

Rent Grace Period

There are no laws in Washington indicating the date when rent is considered late. The tenant or landlord should reference the lease to determine when rent must be paid.

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