Did you know... January 26, 2015


Real estate concept.Isolated on white.3d rendered.If the tenant doesn’t move in, the landlord may keep the holding deposit as long as doing so is in accordance with the statement of conditions given to the prospective tenant.  (RCW 59.18.253)

In other words, if the landlord wants the prospective tenant to pay any money prior to move in, a receipt and these disclosures must be provided.  There is no language in the MLS lease that fulfills this requirement!

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