No no. Rent control is illegal in Washington State, as stated in RCW 35.21.830. However, tenants in Seattle and Bellingham are entitled to a period of 60 days prior to rent increases of 10% or more over a period of 12 months (SMC 7.24.030, BMC 6.12). Vancouver tenants are entitled to 45 days` notice prior to rent increases of 10% or more over a 12-month period (VMC 8.46.020). Tenants living outside of Seattle, Bellingham and Vancouver are entitled to written notice of a rent increase 30 days before the end of the rental period. In addition, rent increases cannot be discriminatory or retaliatory. The damages include the loss of rent and the cost of advertising for the relocation of the device. If your landlord tries to charge you more than their actual damages, or continues to charge you rent, in addition to your deposit or cancellation fee, you could argue that the landlord is trying to punish you. If a tenant has a lease and terminates early or without proper notice, the tenant is likely to be liable for the rent for the remainder of the rental period or until the unit is re-rented, whichever comes first. The landlord is required to make good faith efforts to review the unit, but beyond that, there are no specific requirements for the effort the landlord must invest in res ressuring the unit is required.

Below are a number of questions you can ask the landlord before signing a lease: There is no grace period in Washington State. Once you have signed a lease, you agree to meet its conditions, unless the lessor agrees to exempt you from it. If they agree to release you from your lease, be sure to sign it in writing and by your landlord. If a rental agreement contains a section or language that attempts to waive your rights under the landlord-tenant law, that particular section is considered unenforceable. The rest of the lease remains valid…