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Washington Leases and Rental Agreements Laws

States place limits on how much of a security deposit a landlord may require, when that deposit must be returned, and other aspects of the relationship between landlords and tenants. According to Washington lease and rental agreement laws, there are no limits on security deposits, but they must be returned (minus damages or cleaning fees) within 14 days of the lease termination.

The main provisions of Washington lease and rental agreement laws are highlighted below. See FindLaw's Rental and Lease Agreements section to learn more.

Code Section 49.60.010; 59.04.010, 020; 59.18.260, et seq.
Terms of Leases When term of tenancy is indefinite, period becomes that on which rent is payable
Deposits No limit on deposit, but no deposit may be collected unless rental agreement is in writing; interest on deposit not required; deposit must be returned within 14 days of termination
Discrimination No discrimination on basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or any sensory, mental, or physical handicap
Uniform Residential Landlord & Tenant Act Adopted? No

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Washington landlord-tenant attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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