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During Tenancy, Any Number of Issues Can Arise

This is why it is so important to maintain a positive relationship with your landlord. From giving and receiving notices to the proper maintenance and care of your unit, communication is the key for a positive experience for all parties. Learn more about your responsibilities as a tenant, and what is required of your landlord.

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Giving & Receiving Notices
Washington landlord tenant laws clearly outline the practice of giving and receiving notices for any number of things that come up during tenancy. Whether you have a complaint regarding other tenants or a maintenance request or your landlord is raising your rent, there are certain guidelines to follow.

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Caring For Your Unit
It is the tenant’s responsibility to maintain “reasonable health, cleanliness and sanitary standards” throughout the rental. While renting does mean limited responsibility for a tenant, it does not mean “no” responsibility. As a tenant, you are required to return the unit in the same condition as when you moved in, with the exception of normal wear and tear. You will also be responsible for any tenant caused damages or repairs. Find out how to properly care for your unit, so that your deposit is returned when you move out.