Uncategorized October 22, 2012

Lease termination in Washington State

In Washington State a tenant may validly terminate a lease before the end of the term for three reasons: domestic violence or stalking; military orders or because of repairs not being completed. A tenant can only be evicted mid-term for cause – for somehow violating the terms of the lease, such as not paying rent or seriously damaging the property.  In all instances there is a defined process that must be carefully followed.