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RCW 60.80.005

Definitions.

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter:

     (1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection (1), "charges" include: (a) All lawful charges assessed by a utility operated under chapter 35.21, 35.67, 36.36, 36.89, 36.94, or 57.08 RCW, but not evidenced by a recorded lien, recorded covenant, recorded agreement, or special assessment roll filed with the city or county treasurer or assessor, and not billed and collected with property taxes; and (b) penalties and interest, and reasonable attorneys' fees and other costs of foreclosure if foreclosure proceedings have been commenced.

     (2) "Closing agent" means an escrow agent as defined in *RCW 18.44.011(6) or a person exempt from licensing requirements under RCW 18.44.021, handling the escrow on the sale of the real property.

     (3) "Real estate agent" means a real estate broker, real estate salesperson, associate real estate broker, or person as defined in **RCW 18.85.010 (1) through (4).

     (4) "Business day" means a day the offices of the county or counties in which the utility in question provides service are open for business.

[2004 c 215 § 7; 1996 c 43 § 1.]

Notes:

     Reviser's note: *(1) RCW 18.44.011 was alphabetized pursuant to RCW 1.08.015(2)(k), changing subsection (6) to subsection (7). RCW 18.44.011 was subsequently amended by 2011 1st sp.s. c 21 § 45, changing subsection (7) to subsection (8).

     **(2) RCW 18.85.010 was recodified as RCW 18.85.011 pursuant to 2008 c 23 § 49; and RCW 18.85.010 was also amended by 2008 c 23 § 1, changing and/or removing the definitions in subsections (1) through (4), effective July 1, 2010.