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2023 changes to Washington State’s laws affecting renters

Starting July 23, Washington's laws affecting security deposits and the eviction process have changed. Read this to learn how the laws will affect renters in Washington State. #6320EN

Free lawyers for renters in Washington State

Renters who have a low income in Washington State may be appointed a free lawyer before a court can proceed with an eviction lawsuit. Read this to find out who is eligible, and how to find a free lawyer. #6347EN

Eviction and Your Defense

Find out why landlords can evict tenants and how the eviction process works. Learn what to do if your landlord tries to evict you. Find out how you can defend yourself in court against an eviction if you cannot get a lawyer. #6310EN

Eviction Assistance and Protections for Seattle Renters

Learn about Seattle's ongoing eviction protections and where Seattle renters can get free legal help and rent assistance.

I need to respond to an eviction lawsuit as soon as possible

If you got legal papers from your landlord called a Summons and Complaint for Unlawful Detainer, read this and try to talk to a lawyer right away. #6309EN

My landlord just gave me a 14-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Vacate

If you rent the place where you live and you got a 14-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Vacate from your landlord, learn what that is and what you should do about it. #6353EN

How to interact with your landlord to avoid legal trouble

If you are a renter having problems with your landlord, learn some tips, where to get additional legal information, and where to go if you need legal help. #6336EN

Landlords must give a “good” reason to end certain tenancies

Learn more about how landlords can now evict or refuse to renew a rental agreement for specific reasons only. #6345EN

My Landlord Just Gave me a 20-Day Notice

If you rent the place where you live and you got a 20-Day Notice from your landlord, learn what that is and what you should do about it. #6355EN

My landlord just gave me a 3-Day Notice to Quit

If you rent the place where you live and you got a 3-Day Notice to Quit from your landlord, learn what that is and what you should do about it. #6352EN

My landlord threatened to evict me

If you rent the place where you live and your landlord just threatened to evict you, read this to learn what to do. #6349EN

Going to your unlawful detainer (eviction) hearing

Read this if you got a Summons and Complaint for Unlawful Detainer, you have responded by submitting at least a Notice of Appearance and you plan to fight the eviction. #6315EN

My landlord illegally ended my tenancy or evicted me

New Washington state law expands on what a wrongful eviction is and makes clear that a court can hold a landlord liable to a tenant in such cases. #6906EN

My landlord just gave me a 60-Day Notice

Why did your landlord give you this notice? Is it legal? What should you do now? Read this to learn more. #6357EN

My landlord locked me out

Find what you can do if you got locked out even if you had no intention of moving. #6316EN

My landlord gave me a 90-Day Notice

Why did your landlord give you this notice? Is it legal? What should you do now? Read this to learn more. #6356EN

My landlord gave me a 120-Day Notice

Why did your landlord give you this notice? Is it legal? What should you do now? Read this to learn more. #6359EN

My landlord just gave me a 30-Day Notice

Why did your landlord give you this notice? Is it legal? What should you do now? Read this to learn more. #6358EN

Can my landlord raise my rent? By how much?

State law lets your landlord raise the rent if they give you enough notice about it. Get the details here. #6342EN

I live in a trailer, motor home, or fifth wheel in an RV park. I pay rent for the lot. Do I have rights?

Find out when you might have additional legal rights if you live in an RV you own in a manufactured/mobile home park and you rent the lot. #6560EN

I am a Tenant Living in a Foreclosed Property. What are My Rights?

If the place you are renting to live in has been foreclosed on, read this to learn your rights. #6122EN

I live in a manufactured/mobile home park. Can the park owner/landlord raise the rent, and by that much?

If you own your mobile home but rent the space it sits on, state law lets your landlord raise the rent if they give you enough notice about it. Get the details here. #6512EN

New protections for Tacoma renters

Learn about Tacoma's new eviction protections. #6319EN

What are my rights in transitional housing?

Find out when you can be evicted from and other information about transitional housing programs. #6904EN

File a Notice of Appearance

If you are served with a lawsuit, file a Notice of Appearance (NOA) to tell the other party and the court that you want to defend yourself in the case, and you want to get notice if anything else happens in the case. #9931EN

2023 changes to Washington State’s laws affecting renters

Starting July 23, Washington's laws affecting security deposits and the eviction process have changed. Read this to learn how the laws will affect renters in Washington State. #6320EN

I need to respond to an eviction lawsuit as soon as possible

If you got legal papers from your landlord called a Summons and Complaint for Unlawful Detainer, read this and try to talk to a lawyer right away. #6309EN

My landlord just gave me a 14-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Vacate

If you rent the place where you live and you got a 14-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Vacate from your landlord, learn what that is and what you should do about it. #6353EN

Landlords must give a “good” reason to end certain tenancies

Learn more about how landlords can now evict or refuse to renew a rental agreement for specific reasons only. #6345EN

Missing payments of late fees cannot lead to eviction

Tenants may owe late fees and other kinds of charges but cannot be evicted for not paying them if they are not "rent" or certain recurring, regular charges. #6341EN

My landlord illegally ended my tenancy or evicted me

New Washington state law expands on what a wrongful eviction is and makes clear that a court can hold a landlord liable to a tenant in such cases. #6906EN

Can my landlord raise my rent? By how much?

State law lets your landlord raise the rent if they give you enough notice about it. Get the details here. #6342EN

Tips for phone and video hearings

How to get ready for and conduct yourself during a remote hearing (over the phone or by video-conference). #9961EN

I live in a manufactured/mobile home park. Can the park owner/landlord raise the rent, and by that much?

If you own your mobile home but rent the space it sits on, state law lets your landlord raise the rent if they give you enough notice about it. Get the details here. #6512EN

When does my landlord have to give me a 30-day Notice to Evict instead of a shorter period of time?

If you live in a building in Washington State that has a government subsidy or a federally backed mortgage, read this. #6160EN

Landlords must give a “good” reason to end certain tenancies

Learn more about how landlords can now evict or refuse to renew a rental agreement for specific reasons only. #6345EN

Missing payments of late fees cannot lead to eviction

Tenants may owe late fees and other kinds of charges but cannot be evicted for not paying them if they are not "rent" or certain recurring, regular charges. #6341EN

My landlord illegally ended my tenancy or evicted me

New Washington state law expands on what a wrongful eviction is and makes clear that a court can hold a landlord liable to a tenant in such cases. #6906EN

What are my rights in transitional housing?

Find out when you can be evicted from and other information about transitional housing programs. #6904EN

I need to respond to an eviction lawsuit as soon as possible

If you got legal papers from your landlord called a Summons and Complaint for Unlawful Detainer, read this and try to talk to a lawyer right away. #6309EN

I live in a trailer, motor home, or fifth wheel in an RV park. I pay rent for the lot. Do I have rights?

Find out when you might have additional legal rights if you live in an RV you own in a manufactured/mobile home park and you rent the lot. #6560EN

My Manufactured/Mobile Home Park Landlord just Gave Me a 20-Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

If you live in a manufactured/mobile home park and just got a notice from your park landlord saying you must comply or vacate. Learn what this notice is and what you should do about it. #6504EN

Tips for phone and video hearings

How to get ready for and conduct yourself during a remote hearing (over the phone or by video-conference). #9961EN

My landlord threatened to evict me from my manufactured/mobile home park

If you live in a manufactured/mobile home park and your landlord just threatened to evict you, learn about what is required to actually start an eviction process. #6500EN

My manufactured/mobile home park landlord just gave me a 14-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Vacate

If you live in a manufactured/mobile home park and your landlord gave you a 14-Day Notice to Pay or Vacate, learn what this notice is and how to respond and get legal and financial help. #6502EN

I live in a manufactured/mobile home park. Can the park owner/landlord raise the rent, and by that much?

If you own your mobile home but rent the space it sits on, state law lets your landlord raise the rent if they give you enough notice about it. Get the details here. #6512EN

I need to respond to an eviction lawsuit as soon as possible

If you got legal papers from your landlord called a Summons and Complaint for Unlawful Detainer, read this and try to talk to a lawyer right away. #6309EN

Evictions from Public Housing (Housing Owned by a Housing Authority)

If you live in a Public Housing Project, the eviction process from Public Housing is a little different from the process for tenants with private landlords. #6102EN

Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Evictions

If you are a tenant in an apartment complex financed by the Rural Housing Service (RHS) (formerly the Farmers Home Administration or FHA), the landlord must follow certain special rules before the landlord can evict you. Read this to learn more. #6120EN

Public housing grievance procedure

Public housing tenants: Learn more about your right to appeal many decisions or actions taken by the Housing Authority. #6105EN

Tips for phone and video hearings

How to get ready for and conduct yourself during a remote hearing (over the phone or by video-conference). #9961EN

HUD Housing Evictions

Learn about the additional protections you have if you live in certain HUD-subsidized buildings or rental units, and what you can do to avoid an eviction. #6103EN

When does my landlord have to give me a 30-day Notice to Evict instead of a shorter period of time?

If you live in a building in Washington State that has a government subsidy or a federally backed mortgage, read this. #6160EN

My Landlord Just Gave me a 20-Day Notice

If you rent the place where you live and you got a 20-Day Notice from your landlord, learn what that is and what you should do about it. #6355EN

Tips for phone and video hearings

How to get ready for and conduct yourself during a remote hearing (over the phone or by video-conference). #9961EN

Public housing grievance procedure

Public housing tenants: Learn more about your right to appeal many decisions or actions taken by the Housing Authority. #6105EN

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