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LEGAL-RELATED WEBSITES

The links and resources on this site are provided for your use free-of-charge to help resolve landlord-tenant disputes. For an initial consultation with a lawyer, call 206.443.8678 or complete our Contact form.  Revised Code Of Washington (RCW) The Unlawful Detainer Statute (RCW 59.12) The Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RCW 59.18) Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Washington City and County Codes Seattle Municipal Code […]

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Fair Housing Workshops

Civil Rights Program Our Mission: To eliminate unlawful discrimination through education, mediation, and enforcement that is responsive to a diverse King County. Are you in the right place? Our office has authority to handle discrimination complaints ONLY FOR King County government and for employers, housing providers, and businesses in the UNINCORPORATED parts of King County […]

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Attorney General Residential Landlord-Tenant Resources

The Attorney General’s Office does not handle complaints about issues relating to the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act.  Here is a list of resources that may assist you with residential landlord/tenant issues: Help for Tenants: Self Help Brochure Northwest Justice Project’s “Your Rights as a Tenant in Washington”  Lawyer Referral  If you need low cost legal assistance, contact […]

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Seattle Municipal Code

Municipal Code Supplement 17 Update 1 Online content updated on May 21, 2019 SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE Codified through Ordinance No. 125792 (Supp. No. 17, Update 1) Adopted Ordinances Not Yet Codified For official copies of legislation, visit http://clerk.seattle.gov Ordinance No. 125815 EFFECTIVE 06/07/2019: AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO LAND USE AND ZONING; AMENDING SECTIONS 23.22.062, 23.24.045, 23.49.019, […]

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The Unlawful Detainer Statute (RCW 59.12)

Chapter 59.12 RCW FORCIBLE ENTRY AND FORCIBLE AND UNLAWFUL DETAINER Sections 59.12.010 Forcible entry defined. 59.12.020 Forcible detainer defined. 59.12.030 Unlawful detainer defined. 59.12.032 Unlawful detainer action—Compliance with RCW 61.24.040 and 61.24.060. 59.12.035 Holding over on agricultural land, effect of. 59.12.040 Service of notice—Proof of service. 59.12.050 Jurisdiction of proceedings. 59.12.060 Parties defendant. 59.12.070 Complaint—Summons. 59.12.080 Summons—Contents—Service. 59.12.085 Alternative service […]

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Evictions: Guidelines for Landlords and Property Managers

The following article outlines the eviction process, including termination notices required, “just cause” rules, lawsuit documents and physical evictions. First Step Whether your property is commercial or residential, the first step in evicting a problem tenant is identifying the reason for the eviction.  A landlord may terminate an expired or month-to-month lease for any reason […]

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