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Chapter 59.20 RCW


Short title.
Rights and remediesObligation of good faith required.
Chapter applies to rental agreements regarding mobile home lots, cooperatives, or subdivisionsApplicability of and construction with provisions of chapters 59.12 and 59.18 RCW.
Enforceability of rules against a tenant.
Written rental agreement for term of one year or more requiredWaiverExceptionsApplication of section.
Rental agreementsRequired contentsProhibited provisions.
Prohibited acts by landlord.
Transfer of rental agreements.
RentLiability of secured party with right to possession.
Presumption of reprisal or retaliatory action.
Grounds for termination of tenancy or occupancy or failure to renew a tenancy or occupancyNoticeMediation.
Term of rental agreementsRenewalNonrenewalTerminationArmed forces exceptionNotices.
Attorney's fees and costs.
Duties of landlord.
Written receipts for payments made by tenant.
Maintenance of permanent structuresFindings and declarationsDefinition.
Duties of tenant.
Live-in care providerNot a tenantAgreementsGuest fee.
Service of notice on landlord or tenant.
Seizure of illegal drugsNotification of landlord.
Moneys paid as deposit or security for performance by tenantWritten rental agreement to specify terms and conditions for retention by landlord.
Moneys paid as deposit or security for performance by tenantDeposit by landlord in trust accountReceiptClaims.
Moneys paid as deposit or security for performance by tenantStatement and notice of basis for retention.
Health and sanitation standardsPenalties.
LandlordFailure to carry out dutiesNotice from tenantTime limits for landlord's remedial action.
LandlordFailure to carry out dutiesRepairs effected by tenantBidsNoticeDeduction of cost from rentLimitations.
LandlordFailure to carry out dutiesJudgment by court or arbitrator for diminished rental value and repair costsEnforcement of judgmentReduction in rent.
Defective conditionUnfeasible to remedy defectTermination of tenancy.
Payment of rent condition to exercising remedies.
Mediation of disputes by independent third party.
ArbitrationAuthorizedSelection of arbitratorProcedure.
ArbitrationCompletion of arbitration after giving notice.
Manufactured/mobile home communitiesNotice of sale.
Manufactured/mobile home communitiesGood faith negotiations.
Severability1977 ex.s. c 279.
Effective date1999 c 359.
ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 c 521.
Filing fees for unlawful detainer actions: RCW 36.18.012.
Office of mobile/manufactured home relocation assistance: Chapter 59.22 RCW.
Smoke detection devices required in dwelling units: RCW 43.44.110.