Chapter 59.18 RCW


Short title.
Rights and remediesObligation of good faith imposed.
Living arrangements exempted from chapter.
Jurisdiction of district and superior courts.
NoticeAlternative procedureCourt's jurisdiction limitedApplication to chapter 59.20 RCW.
LandlordWritten receipts for payments made by tenant.
LandlordCopy of written rental agreement to tenant.
LandlordFailure to perform dutiesNotice from tenantContentsTime limits for landlord's remedial action.
Seizure of illegal drugsNotification of landlord.
Payment of rent condition to exercising remediesExceptions.
Rental of condemned or unlawful dwellingTenant's remediesRelocation assistancePenalties.
Landlord's failure to remedy defective conditionTenant's choice of actions.
Landlord's failure to carry out dutiesRepairs effected by tenantProcedureDeduction of cost from rentLimitations.
Failure of landlord to carry out dutiesDetermination by court or arbitratorJudgment against landlord for diminished rental value and repair costsEnforcement of judgmentReduction in rent under certain conditions.
Substandard and dangerous conditionsNotice to landlordGovernment certificationEscrow account.
Defective conditionUnfeasible to remedy defectTermination of tenancy.
Inspections by local municipalitiesFrequencyNumber of rental properties inspectedNoticeAppealsPenalties.
Duties of tenant.
Reasonable obligations or restrictionsTenant's duty to conform.
Landlord's right of entryPurposesSearches by fire officialsSearches by code enforcement officials for inspection purposesConditions.
Landlord's remedies if tenant fails to remedy defective condition.
Landlord to give notice if tenant fails to carry out duties.
Tenant's failure to comply with statutory dutiesLandlord to give tenant written notice of noncomplianceLandlord's remedies.
Notice to tenant to remedy nonconformance.
Tenancy from month to month or for rental periodTerminationArmed forces exceptionExclusion of childrenConversion to condominiumNotice.
Tenancies from year to year except under written contract.
Termination of tenancy for a specified timeArmed forces exception.
Waiver of chapter provisions prohibitedProvisions prohibited from rental agreementDistress for rent abolishedDetention of personal property for rentRemedies.
Reprisals or retaliatory actions by landlordProhibited.
Reprisals or retaliatory actions by landlordPresumptionsRebuttalCosts.
Deposit to secure occupancy by tenantLandlord's dutiesViolation.
Source of incomeLandlords prohibited from certain actsViolationPenalties.
Screening of prospective tenantsNotice to prospective tenantCostsAdverse action noticeViolation.
Moneys paid as deposit or security for performance by tenantWritten rental agreement to specify terms and conditions for retention by landlordWritten checklist required.
Moneys paid as deposit or security for performance by tenantDeposit by landlord in trust accountReceiptRemedies under foreclosureClaims.
Moneys paid as deposit or security for performance by tenantStatement and notice of basis for retentionRemedies for landlord's failure to make refund.
Nonrefundable fees not to be designated as depositWritten rental agreement requiredRemedies.
Removal or exclusion of tenant from premisesHolding over or excluding landlord from premises after termination date.
Termination of tenant's utility servicesTenant causing loss of landlord provided utility services.
Default in rentAbandonmentLiability of tenantLandlord's remediesSale of tenant's property by landlord, deceased tenant exception.
Writ of restitutionStorage and sale of tenant's propertyUse of proceeds from saleService by sheriff, form.
Mediation of disputes by independent third party.
ArbitrationCompletion of arbitration after giving notice.
Threatening behavior by tenantTermination of agreementWritten noticeFinancial obligations.
Threatening behavior by landlordTermination of agreementFinancial obligations.
Unlawful detainer actionDistressed home, previously.
Unlawful detainer actionSummonsForm.
Unlawful detainer actionLimited dissemination authorized, when.
Forcible entry or detainer or unlawful detainer actionsWrit of restitutionApplicationOrderHearing.
Forcible entry or detainer or unlawful detainer actionsPayment of rent into court registryWrit of restitutionNotice.
Forcible entry or detainer or unlawful detainer actionsWrit of restitutionAnswerOrderStayBond.
Forcible entry or detainer or unlawful detainer actionsWrit of restitutionServiceDefendant's bond.
Forcible entry or detainer or unlawful detainer actionsWrit of restitutionAnswer of defendant.
Forcible entry or detainer or unlawful detainer actionsWrit of restitutionJudgmentExecution.
Applicability to certain single-family dwelling leases.
RCW 59.12.090, 59.12.100, 59.12.121, and 59.12.170 inapplicable.
Applicability to prior, existing or future leases.
Applicability to proprietary leases.
Relocation assistance for low-income tenantsCertain cities, towns, counties, municipal corporations authorized to require.
Relocation assistance for low-income tenantsPayments not considered incomeEligibility for other assistance not affected.
Gang-related activityLegislative findings, declarations, and intent.
Gang-related activityNotice and demand the landlord commence unlawful detainer actionPetition to courtAttorneys' fees.
Drug and alcohol free housingProgram of recoveryTermsApplication of chapter.
Victim protectionDefinitions.
Victim protectionNotice to landlordTermination of rental agreementProcedures.
Victim protectionLimitation on tenant screening service provider disclosures and landlord's rental decisions.
Victim protectionPossession of dwelling unitExclusion of othersNew lock or key.
Death of a tenantDesignated person.
Death of a tenantLandlord dutiesDisposition of property proceduresLiability.
Severability1973 1st ex.s. c 207.
Effective date1989 c 342.
ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 c 521.
Reviser's note: This chapter was revised pursuant to Wash. Ass'n of Apartment Ass'ns v. Evans, 88 Wn.2d 563, 564 P.2d 788 (1977), which declared invalid the fourteen item and section vetoes to 1973 Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 2226 (1973 1st ex.s. c 207).
Filing fees for unlawful detainer actions: RCW 36.18.012.
Smoke detection devices in dwelling units required: RCW 43.44.110.
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