Did you know... June 26, 2017


Vector wrench and screwdriver XXL iconThe Washington Landlord/Tenant Act specifies the length of time an owner or property manager has to respond to a problem.  The time to commence repairs will vary, depending on the nature of the defective condition.  Once begun, the repair must be completed, “as soon as possible.”

Per RCW 59.17.080, remedial action must commence, after receiving notice:

(1) Not more than twenty-four hours, where the defective condition deprives the tenant of hot or cold water, heat, or electricity, or is imminently hazardous to life;

(2) Not more than seventy-two hours, where the defective condition deprives the tenant of the use of a refrigerator, range and oven, or a major plumbing fixture supplied by the landlord; and

(3) Not more than ten days in all other cases.

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