Rent increases: RCW 59.18.140 requires landlords to cancel tenants 60 days before rent increase. In the case of a monthly rent, the landlord must provide you in writing 60 days before any rent increase (except in some subsidized rental units, the landlord must provide you with at least 30 days in writing). Minimum termination – At least twenty (20) days of deadline must be met before one of the parties terminates a monthly lease (s. 59.18.200 (1) (a)). Your rent is $750 a month. The cost of the repairs was $1,000. You can deduct $750 from the rent in April and the last $250 from May`s rent. In all parts of Washington State, an owner has no reason to terminate a monthly lease except in Seattle. In Seattle, a landlord must have one of the reasons for terminating a monthly lease, that is, the landlord must try to rent the apartment as soon as they find out you have moved. If you can rent it less than 30 days after the move, you will only have to pay for the days when the apartment was empty.
RCW 59.18.310. After next month, you won`t have to pay. The landlord can increase the rent at any time or change the rules after informing you of any changes in writing at least 30 days before the expiry of a rental period. Example: The rental period ends on June 30. The owner must notify you in writing of a change by June 1. Except in an emergency, the landlord must notify you in writing for at least two days before entering your rent to make repairs or inspect the place. If the landlord wants to show the rental unit but to a new tenant or potential buyer, the landlord must only give you 1 day in writing. In the press release, it should be: if you pay an electricity bill, ask the electric company how much electricity has been for the device in the last twelve months.
You can also ask the natural gas company for this information. Examples: Your monthly rent is $750. You hired someone for the repairs in March. It cost $1, 500. You can deduct $750 from the rent in April and $750 from May`s rent. You don`t have to pay rent for April or May. Once the work is done, subtract the cost of your rent for next month. Can refuse your application for a payment plan if the total amount of down payments and non-refundable fees does not exceed 25 per cent of the first month`s rent and does not require last month`s rent. If you stay beyond the end of a lease and the landlord rents for next month, you will be a “month-to-month” tenant. All rules for monthly tenants now apply to you. A lessor may not change any aspect of a lease for the duration of the limited period, except by mutual agreement.
Therefore, the rent is set for the duration of the tenancy. However, in the case of monthly leases, landlords can more easily change the rental rules. The landlord is only required to provide tenants with 30 days in writing to change a rental period, but must write about a rent increase (RCW 59.18.140).