Washington Residential Lease Agreement Form

Washington Residential Lease Agreement Form.pdf Washington Residential Lease Agreement Form.doc This agreement is the typical standard 12 month lease. This residential lease agreement should souly be




THIS AGREEMENT made this ________ day of ___________, 20____ between_________________________________________________________
(who shall be the Landlord as defined in law, hereinafter called “Owner”) and ____________________________________________________________
(regardless of number, who shall be the Tenant as defined in law, hereinafter called “Resident”), for rental Premises located at
_______________________________________________________, City of _____________________________, County of_____________________,
Washington (hereinafter called the “Premises”).
1. TERM: The term of this Agreement shall be (check a) or b):
a) ______ a month-to-month tenancy beginning ___________________________; OR
b) ______ a Lease for a term of _______ months beginning ________________, 20______ and ending ________________, 20______.
If a Lease for a term greater than one year, have all signatures notarized and attach a legal description of the Property.
If Paragraph 1(b) is checked above (Check c) or d):
c) ______ Upon expiration of the above-stated initial term of Lease, this Agreement shall revert to a month-to-month tenancy on the same terms
and conditions as this Agreement except as may be amended by Owner upon thirty days’ written notice, OR
d) ______ Upon expiration of the above-stated initial term of Lease, all Resident’s rights to occupy the premises shall cease without right to extend
the term hereof. This Agreement shall not revert to a month-to-month tenancy following expiration of the term.
2. RENT: Resident shall pay monthly rent and other charges in the following amounts:
The total amount set forth above is payable in advance by the _________ day of each and every month during said term to Owner at
______________________________________________________________________________________, Washington ______________, or any such
other place that the Owner may from time to time designate. Any rent unpaid by the due date is termed delinquent. Owner may, at Owner’s option, apply
funds received from Resident to balances due in the following order: damage, repairs, unpaid utilities, late payment charges, notice fees, miscellaneous
charges such as parking or storage rental, and past due rent, and current rent. At any time during a month to month tenancy, rent may be increased on
30 days written notice, except for housing cost increases for properties within the Seattle city limits where the increase exceeds 10% annually, which
shall require 60 days’ written notice.
Rent received on or after the ________ day of each month shall result in assessment against Resident of a $_______ late payment charge plus
$_______ each additional day thereafter that rent has not been paid in full, all of which shall be considered to be additional rent and must be paid at the
time the delinquent rent is paid.
Any check which fails to clear the bank shall be treated as unpaid rent and shall be subject to the aforementioned late payment charge, plus a
$________ returned check fee. Should Resident submit a check that is dishonored or returned for insufficient funds, or should Resident offer payment
to cure any default such as following receipt of a Pay or Vacate Notice, Resident shall make such payment by cash, cashier’s check or money order. If
Resident gives Owner two checks that are returned for non-payment, all future payments by Resident shall be made by cash, cashier’s check or money
order. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Owner may issue a Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Vacate immediately after the rental due date without waiting
until late payment charges begin to accrue.
If for reason of non-payment of rent Owner shall give a statutory Three (3) Day Notice to Pay rent or Vacate, or if Owner shall lawfully issue any other
notice permitted pursuant to RCW 59.12 et seq. or RCW 59.18 et seq., Resident agrees to pay in addition to the delinquent rent and late payment
charges provided for above, the sum of $________ for preparing and giving the notice, which shall be paid by the deadline for compliance with the
3. DEPOSIT: Resident agrees to pay the sum of $____________ as a deposit for all purposes, including unpaid rent, damage, cleaning, late payment,
utilities, keys and other charges. The deposit shall be kept in a trust account with ____________________________________________ Bank, whose
address is _______________________________________________________. Tenant’s liability is not limited by the amount of the deposit. Resident is
prohibited from applying any amount of the deposit to rental or other payments owed to Owner. At the conclusion of the tenancy, Resident shall provide
Owner with a single forwarding address to which the deposit accounting and any refund is to be sent. Any refund will be by a single check payable to all
Washington State Single Family Lease/Rental Agreement and Security Deposit Receipt
Revised 10/2009
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refund owing shall be sent to Resident’s forwarding address within 14 days after termination of this Agreement and vacation of the premises, conditioned
upon Resident’s compliance with this Agreement and the following:
a) Resident shall have complied with all the conditions of this Agreement.
b) Except for charges imposed pursuant to paragraph #4 hereof, Resident shall clean and restore the premises to its condition at the commencement
of this tenancy as evidenced by the Inventory and Inspection Checklist, which is incorporated herein by reference, less wear and tear from
normal usage. Resident agrees that soilage is not wear and tear from normal usage.
c) Resident shall surrender all keys to Owner.
d) Resident shall bear the cost to replace or repair any missing or damaged property or fixtures provided by the owner.
e) Labor and administrative costs for cleaning and repairing the premises shall be at the rate of $_______ per hour, excepting labor performed
by parties other than Owner or agent, which shall be assessed at its actual cost.
f) Resident’s payment of any fees or charges imposed pursuant to this Agreement, including early termination charges. Any refund from deposit
will be mailed to Residents at their last known address within 14 days of vacancy of the Premises.
4. NON-REFUNDABLE CHARGES AND/OR PROCESSING FEES: Resident agrees to pay the sum of $___________ (insert zero if this paragraph is
inapplicable), as a non-refundable charge which shall be used for _____________________________________________________________________
(identify what the fee covers – be specific), which sum shall not be refunded under any circumstances. Owner may recover from Resident any costs incurred
not covered by this fee.
5. PREPAYMENTS: Resident has made a prepayment of last month’s rent of $________. Resident is required to pay any difference between the
prepayment and the actual last month’s rent if rent has increased before the last month of tenancy.
6. APPLICATIONS AND SCREENING FEES: Application and/or screening fees paid prior to commencement of tenancy in the amount of
$__________ are non-refundable. Resident authorizes Owner to obtain supplementary credit reports at any time during and up to one year following
Resident’s occupancy of the Premises at Owner’s expense. Resident warrants that they have never been convicted of nor pled guilty or no contest to a
felony (whether or not resulting in a conviction) and that Residents have never been convicted of or pleaded guilty or no contest to a misdemeanor involving
sexual misconduct, or a crime against a child (whether or not resulting in a conviction). Resident warrants the accuracy of all information contained on
Resident’s rental application. A subsequent determination that Resident provided false or inaccurate information on the rental application is a breach of the
terms of this Agreement and that Owner may take legal action to terminate this Agreement in such case. Resident to Initial: _____________.
7. TERMINATION OF TENANCIES: Resident understands that this tenancy shall terminate at ____________ a.m. / p.m. on the last day of
occupancy. It is Resident’s obligation to have the premises vacant and thoroughly clean by that hour. Unless paragraph 1(d) governs this Agreement, any
notice of termination shall be by written notice of at least twenty (20) days before the end of any monthly rental period, given by either party to the other. If
Resident vacates the premises prior to the expiration hereof or without notice as required by this paragraph, Resident shall be liable for additional rent as provided
for in RCW 59.18.310. Any notice of termination must provide for the vacation of the premises by all occupants unless otherwise agreed to by Owner in writing. Any items
left behind in the unit by the tenant after termination of tenancy as per RCW 59.12.030(2) will be considered garbage and be disposed of as the Landlord sees fit.
8. DAMAGE: Resident has inspected the Premises and acknowledges that it is in good condition at the commencement of this Agreement, except as
otherwise indicated on the Inventory and Inspection Checklist (attach form as required by RCW 59.18.260). Resident shall maintain the Premises in a clean
and orderly condition, including but not limited to appliances, plumbing, floor coverings, and all personal property provided by Owner, throughout the term of this
Agreement and upon surrendering the premises to Owner. Resident will bear the cost of any cleaning or repair performed by Owner to restore the premises to the
condition indicated on the attached Inventory and Inspection Checklist, except for wear resulting from ordinary use of the Premises. Resident is responsible for
rent lost by Owner while performing repairs and/or cleaning because of Residents failure to comply with the foregoing. The Inventory and Inspection Checklist will
be used to determine the refund of security deposit at the end of this tenancy.
9. AFTER-HOURS LOCKOUT CLAUSE: If Tenants misplace keys to the rented premises, Tenants are to contact a locksmith to allow entry at their own
expense. Owner or offsite management reserves the right to charge a ‘lockout fee’ at any time and onsite management reserves the right to do so after
hours, not to exceed $100 and to be payable upon entry. Management does not guarantee ‘lock out’ service to be available.
It is the responsibility of Resident to maintain all smoke detection devices, including replacement of any batteries. Resident shall not tamper
with, remove batteries, or otherwise disable any smoke detection devices. Any Resident failing to comply with the provisions of paragraph 10
can be fined up to $200.00 in accordance with RCW 43.44.110/WAC 212.10.050. Resident’s initials at the end of this paragraph indicate that
all smoke detection devices in the Premises are in proper working order as of the date of this Agreement. Resident to Initial: _____________.
The above described smoke detection device(s) are: (check one) Hard-wired Battery operated. Tenant’s initials acknowledge receipt:_____________.
If battery operated, the unit(s) has been checked and is properly operating at the commencement of tenancy. Under the law, it is the tenant’s responsibility
to maintain the smoke detection device(s) in proper operating condition in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, including providing it with
replacement batteries as needed. Failure to maintain the smoke detector is also grounds for termination of tenancy. Additionally, if liability or damages occur
because of a tenants’ failure to maintain the unit, you may leave yourself open to potential lawsuits and liability (see WAC 212-10-050). Tenant also agrees
to test the smoke detector for proper operation once a month and report any malfunctions to the owner/agent in writing.
11. USE/ASSIGNMENTS OR SUB-LETTING: Resident shall not use the premises for any business purpose regardless of whether such business may
be authorized by local law as a legal home occupation, including, but not limited to, garage/yard sales and private lessons/tutoring. Resident shall comply
fully with all municipal, county, and state codes, statutes, ordinances and regulations pertaining to the use district in which the Premises are located.
Resident shall not assign this Agreement, sub-let the premises, give accommodations to any roomers or lodgers, or permit the premises to be used for any
purpose other than as the primary full time residence for the following named persons (include all minors):
______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________
______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________
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© RHA 2009. For use by current RHA members only. No representation is made as to the sufficiency or tax consequences from use of this form.Changes in occupancy are not permitted without the prior written approval of Owner at the Owner’s sole discretion. In the event that Resident contemplates
a change in occupants or marital status during the term of this Agreement, no such change shall modify this Agreement unless Owner consents thereto
and prepares a revised rental Agreement, which shall be signed by all Residents. Should Owner agree to any sublet, assignment or change in occupancy,
the vacating Resident recognizes that any prepayments or refundable deposits will be assigned to the successor Residents and any refund shall be made
solely to the successor residents at the termination of tenancy.
12. UTILITY CHARGES: Except for utilities indicated below as the responsibility of Owner. Resident agrees to establish use, maintain and pay for all
utilities without delinquency, including but not limited to electricity, garbage, sewer, water, natural gas, oil, and cable television used in or charged against
the Premises during the term of this agreement.
Paid for by: electricity garbage sewer water natural gas/oil other: ___________________
A $_________________ fee will be due for each notice of unpaid utility charges received by Landlord from a utility provider. Resident agrees to submit to
owner upon demand, proof that any utilities, assessments or charges have been paid.
13. DELIVERY OF PREMISES: If for any reason whatsoever Owner does not deliver possession of the premises on the commencement of the term of
this Agreement, rent shall be prorated until such time as Owner tenders possession. In all other respects this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect
and the term shall not be extended. In no event shall Owner be liable to Resident for damages caused by failure to deliver possession of the premises. If
possession of the premises is not tendered within 10 days of the commencement of the term of this Agreement, Resident may terminate this Agreement
by giving written notice to Owner, and any monies paid by Resident to Owner shall be refunded to Resident.
14. PETS AND ANIMALS: Except for service animals as defined in law, Resident shall maintain no pets or animals (including mammals, reptiles, birds,
fish, rodents and insects) upon the premises, nor allow visitors or guests to do so, other than: ______________________________________________
(be specific, list quantity, type of pet, weight limit, etc.). If permission for pets is given, no pet noise shall be allowed to escape from the property or to disturb
neighbors. It is Resident’s responsibility to clean-up and dispose of any pet excrement anywhere on the Property and on adjacent sidewalks, streets, alleys,
and neighboring properties. If pets are maintained on the Premises, whether or not authorized by this Agreement, Tenant assumes all costs of restoring
premises as a result of any pet or animal on the premises including but not limited to costs to de-flea, fumigate, clean or replace floor coverings, yard
restoration, and cost to analyze floors for presence of animal urine/waste or pest infestation should analysis disclose the presence of such damage.
15. ATTORNEYS FEES: As provided by law and except as otherwise prohibited, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys
fees and court costs incurred in the event any action, suit or proceeding commenced to enforce the terms of this Agreement. This Agreement shall be
governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington. It is agreed that venue for any legal action brought to enforce the terms
of this Agreement shall be in the District or Superior Court with jurisdiction over the area in which the premises are located.
16. NON-WAIVER OF BREACH AND SEVERABILITY: The failure of Owner to insist upon the strict performance of any term of this Agreement, or
to exercise any option herein conferred in any one or more instances, shall not be construed to be a waiver or relinquishment of any of such term or
Agreement, but the same shall remain in full force and effect. If any clause or provision of this Agreement is illegal, invalid, or unenforceable under present
or future laws effective during the term hereof, then it is the intention of the parties hereto that the remainder of the Agreement shall not be effected thereby,
and it is also the intention of the parties to this Agreement that in lieu of each clause or provision that is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, there be added as
a part of this Agreement, a clause or provision as similar in terms to such illegal, invalid or unenforceable clause or provision as may be possible and be
legal, valid and enforceable.
17. WATER-HEATER: PURSUANT TO RCW 19.27, the State of Washington requires that upon occupancy, the Temperature control in an accessible
domestic hot-water heater within a rental dwelling be set no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Resident acknowledges that, if accessible, Resident has
inspected the hot-water heater and to the best of Resident’s knowledge does not believe it to be set higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Resident to Initial:
18. LEAD WARNING STATEMENT: Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead based paint, paint chips, and dust can pose health
hazards if not managed properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, Landlords
and Owners must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Residents must also receive a
federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention.
19. STORAGE AND PARKING: Resident recognizes that his/her storage of any personal property or vehicles on the Premises is at his/her own risk.
Resident acknowledges that all locks or security systems may potentially be breached and that no warranty or representation is made regarding the efficacy
of such systems. Resident hereby recognizes that Owner and agent are not liable for claims for damages arising out of the loss or damage to goods in storage for
whatever reason outside the Landlord’s control.
20. ACTIONS BY THIRD PARTIES/PERSONAL PROTECTION: Owner disclaims any warranties or representation that it will be liable to Resident,
resident’s family, agents, invitees, employees, or servants for any damages or losses to person or property caused by residents of the property or other
persons. Resident understands that Owner and its legal representatives do not guarantee, warrant, or assure resident’s personal security and are limited
in their ability to provide protection. Residents acknowledge that security devices or measures may fail or be thwarted by criminals or by electrical or
mechanical malfunction. Therefore, Resident acknowledges that they should not rely upon the presence of such devices or measures and should protect
themselves and their property as if these devices or measures did not exist. RESIDENT UNDERSTANDS THAT ANY PROACTIVE STEPS OWNER HAS
SAFETY AND SECURITY ARE RESIDENT’S OWN PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. Harassment or intimidation of a resident, guest, owner or owner’s
agent is prohibited.
21. TRAMPOLINES/ATTRACTIVE FEATURES: Tenant’s agree to not use, install, allow or support any attractive features including but not limited to
trampolines, skate ramps, pools, on the property or surrounding property areas due to potential injury. Any trampolines/attractive features or such other
items in tenants posession shall be stored in such a way that they cannot be used. Tenant agrees to have items dismantled in a non-working condition.
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invitees, including but not limited to fire and glass breakage, and shall be responsible for repair and replacement of any damage caused thereby, regardless
of whether the breakage or damage was caused voluntarily, involuntarily, or from vandalism.
Renter’s insurance is required. Resident agrees to obtain insurance protecting the Premises from loss or damage caused by Resident/Guest
or Resident’s/Guest’s negligence and understands that any insurance that Owner maintains is not for the benefit of Resident. A minimum of
__________________ dollars of liability coverage needs to be obtained. Resident is required to provide proof of current renters insurance policy
within 30 days of occupancy, and again at lease renewal.
Renter’s insurance is recommended. It is highly recommended that Resident obtain renter’s insurance to protect Resident’s personal property
and to cover Resident’s liability for Resident’s or its guest’s negligence.
23. LIENS AND SALES: Owner may mortgage the Premises or Property or grant deeds of trust with respect thereto. Resident agrees to execute such
reasonable estoppel certificates as may be required by a mortgage or deed of trust beneficiary stating that the Lease is in full force and effect and certifying
the dates to which Rent and other charges have been paid. This Lease is subject and subordinate to any mortgage or deed of trust which is now a lien
upon the Property or the Premises, as well as to any mortgages or deeds of trust that may hereafter be placed upon the Property or Premises and to any
or all advances to be made or amounts owing thereunder, and all renewals, replacements, consolidations and extensions thereof. Resident shall execute
and deliver, within 10 days after demand therefore, whatever instruments may be required from time to time by any mortgagee or deed of trust beneficiary
for any of the foregoing purposes.
24. GENERAL TERMS: No oral agreements have been entered into with respect to this Agreement. This Agreement shall not be modified except by an
instrument in writing signed by Resident and Owner. In the event of more than one resident, each resident is jointly and severally liable for each provision of
this Agreement. Each resident states that he or she is of legal age to enter into this Agreement. All obligations hereunder are to be performed in the County
and state where the Property is located. Time is of the essence of this Agreement. Neither this Agreement nor any memorandum thereof may be recorded
without the express written consent of Owner.
25. RESIDENT’S OBLIGATIONS: Resident agrees as follows:
a) To pay all rent and other charges promptly when due or assessed, including utilities for which Resident is responsible.
b) To execute all revised rental agreements upon request.
c) Provide the Owner with emergency contact information within (10) days of commencement of tenancy and to provide updated or new information
whenever such information is available.
d) To notify and deliver to Owner any legal notice received from any person or governmental agency which relates to the Premises. Fines
assessed to Owner by any governmental agency resulting from a Tenant’s negligent behavior, including but not limited to, a failure to observe
burn bans, or Tenant’s maintenance of a nuisance shall be the responsibility of the Tenant to pay.
e) Not to do or keep anything in or about the premises which will increase the present insurance rate thereon. Resident agrees to reimburse Owner
for any increase that might occur for violation of this rule.
f) Resident is responsible for their own proper conduct and that of all guests, including the responsibility for understanding and observing all
policies and rules.
g) Resident shall reimburse Owner immediately upon demand in the amount of the loss, property damage, or cost of repairs or service (including
plumbing trouble) caused by negligence or improper use by Resident, their invitees, family or guests. Owner’s failure or delay in demanding
damage reimbursements, late payment charges, returned check charges or other sums due from Resident shall not be deemed a waiver
thereof; and Owner may demand the same at any time.
h) Not to permit any person to occupy the Premises other than those persons identified in paragraph 11. Guests of Resident staying a maximum
of __________ days are permitted within any given ______________ week period and do not require authorization by Owner. All unauthorized
occupants shall, in addition to any other remedy, result in imposition of a per day charge of $_______________.
i) To comply with all laws and ordinances and the directions of all proper officers in relation thereto; with special emphasis placed on the Owner’s
prohibition on the use of the Premises for prostitution, drug manufacture/use/possession/sale, any felony or misdemeanor or any other illegal
use. Resident shall keep the premises free of illegal drugs, nor use the same on the Premises. Residents agree not to abuse any drugs, whether
legal or illegal, or alcohol in a manner that will either disturb the peace of quiet enjoyment of other residents or endanger the health, safety, or
wellbeing of any resident, family member, guest or invitee resident at the Premises or adjacent properties. Resident, family members or guests
shall not engage in gang related activity on or about the Premises.
j) Except in cases of emergency where no notice is required, to permit Owner, his or her agents, employees, or representatives to enter the
Premises at reasonable times after notice as provided in the Residential Owner-Resident Act and to permit Owner to show the premises to
prospective Residents.
k) Tenant shall not keep or maintain a nuisance on the Property.
l) Resident shall not make or allow any disturbing noises which will interfere with the rights, comforts or convenience of others. TV, stereo, radio
and musical instrument volumes are to be played at a volume which will not disturb others.
m) To notify Owner immediately in writing of any necessary repairs or damage to the premises such as leaking pipes, toilets, faucets, etc…;
Notification should be immediate in an emergency. Repair requests should be made as soon as the defect is noted.
n) Resident’s dirt, destruction, damage of any nature, neglect or disrepair to carpet does not constitute normal wear and tear. Carpets must be
shampooed by Resident upon vacancy. If carpets are new or Owner had carpets professionally shampooed prior to Resident’s occupancy as
indicated on the Inventory and Inspection Checklist Form, Resident shall also pay for professionally shampooing same. Resident shall obtain
area rugs or other coverings to protect hardwood floors.
Maintenance, Repairs and Alterations
o) Resident understands and agrees that any damage caused by or related to cigarette/pipe/cigar smoking or any tobacco product use, or use
of candles, incense, oil lamps, or burning of any other product (except for proper use of Owner installed fireplaces), shall not constitute wear
resulting from ordinary use of the Premises. The cost of such repair, which shall be borne by Resident may include the following: deodorizing the
Premises, cleaning of drapes and blinds, sealing and painting of walls and ceiling, and cleaning, repairing or replacing carpeting or padding.
p) Residents shall be responsible for any damage resulting from windows or doors left open.
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© RHA 2009. For use by current RHA members only. No representation is made as to the sufficiency or tax consequences from use of this form.q) To take all reasonable precautions to prevent the presence of mold or mildew in the Premises, such steps to include, generally, using exhaust
fans where available in humid locations, removing condensation from windows and other surfaces, providing adequate ventilation to the
Premises at all times, storing possessions and furniture so as to provide for air circulation, etc…. Resident agrees to promptly notify Owner of
the presence of mold or mildew.
r) To protect against freezing of water pipes and waste pipes and stoppage of same in and about the premises. To maintain the temperature of the
premises at such a level to prevent breakage of pipes or other damage to the premises. Tenant shall relieve stoppage of drains, and to repair
all damage caused thereby, whether through freezing or other obstruction, unless resulting from a condition existing at the commencement of
this tenancy.
s) Not to intentionally or negligently destroy, deface, damage, change, repair or remove any part of the structure or dwelling, including the facilities,
equipment, furniture, floor or window coverings, furnishings, locks and appliances (“equipment”), or permit any member of Resident’s family,
invitee, licensee, or any person under Resident’s control to do so. Resident and guests shall properly use and operate all such equipment. To
replace in a neat and workmanlike manner all glass and doors broken or damaged during this tenancy. Resident agrees to notify Owner of any
such damage that occurs and to repair at Resident’s expense any damage to the premises or equipment caused by Resident’s acts or neglect
within the time period provided by written notice from Owner requiring such repairs.
t) Not to make any alterations, additions, painting or improvements to the premises, nor to change or add additional locks, nor change or add
telephone or cable T.V. jacks, nor to install any wires, satellite television antennas, cables or aerials for radio or television purposes on the roof
or other parts of the Premises without the prior written approval of Owner. In the event such consent is given, all such alterations or additions
shall be made at the sole expense of Resident and shall become the property of Owner and remain in and be surrendered with the premises
upon vacancy, unless the consent given requires the removal of the improvement and restoration of the Premises. Resident is responsible for
any damage caused by the use of tacks, nails, or adhesives on walls or woodwork. Tenants may install satellite dishes only where consistent
with landlord’s policy regarding installation of Satellite Dishes (contact landlord if you wish to request a copy of this policy).
u) Resident shall not disconnect or relocate within the dwelling any owner supplied appliance without owner’s written consent.
v) To inspect and maintain in compliance with the information tag thereon all Owner supplied fire extinguishers. Any fire extinguishers supplied are
without charge for convenience of Resident only and no warranty is made as to their sufficiency for the premises.
w) Resident recognizes that all appliances other than built-ins, such as refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer, are for their convenience only.
Resident therefore agrees to maintain those appliances at his/her own cost and to make any repairs that are necessary and to leave the same
in good working order upon vacating. Owner at his/her own discretion shall determine if any replacements are necessary.
Cleanliness & Trash
x) To provide and maintain receptacles for garbage and trash, and to contract for collection of the same. The premises must be kept clean, sanitary
and free from objectionable odors. To properly dispose of all rubbish, garbage, and other waste at reasonable and regular intervals and to follow
all recycling procedures. Resident is responsible for all costs of extermination and fumigation for infestation caused by Resident.
y) Resident agrees not to store any hazardous material including but not limited to asbestos, petroleum and petroleum by-products, old batteries,
or paint on the premises or Property.
z) To maintain the plantings and lawn and to keep the grass, lawn, flowers, planting beds, trees and shrubs in good condition and repair by
watering, fertilizing and otherwise maintaining those elements in good health and in an appearance consistent with the character of the
surrounding neighborhood. Landlord reserves the right to have professional gardeners maintain the yard at tenant’s expense should tenant fail to
comply with the preceding sentence. To keep the sidewalks or paths surrounding the premises free and clear of all obstructions, snow and ice.
aa) To permit Owner to display “for rent” or “for sale” signs at any time during a tenancy;
bb) Except as otherwise permitted by law, to display no signs or placards on or about the Premises.
cc) Owner is not obligated to provide window or door screens. If any are presently installed, Owner has no obligation to maintain or replace them.
dd) Not to install a water bed without the prior written approval of Owner. If permission is granted to use a waterbed, Resident shall obtain an
insurance policy to protect Owner from any damage which may be caused thereby. No aquariums or other unusually heavy objects are
permitted on the premises without Owner’s written consent.
26. DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION OF PREMISES: In the event of damage to the Premises by fire, water or other hazard, and the damages are such
that Resident’s occupancy can be continued, Owner shall make such repairs as needed with reasonable promptness and rent shall NOT abate during the
period of such repairs. If in Owner’s opinion, the Premises are so damaged as to be unfit for occupancy, and Owner elects to make such repairs, the rent
provided for herein shall abate during the period of time the Premises are not occupied by Resident, but in all other respects the terms and provisions
hereof shall continue in full force and effect. In the event that the Premises are so damaged or destroyed as to be, in the sole opinion of Owner, incapable
of being satisfactorily repaired, then this Agreement shall terminate and Resident shall immediately vacate. In such case, Resident shall pay rent up to the
day Resident vacates the Premises.
Item Charge Payment Received Remaining Owing Due Date for Unpaid Amounts
First Month’s Rent
Last Month’s Rent (if applicable)
Non-Refundable Fees
Refundable Security Deposit
Other Payments (describe)
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A. _______ Inventory & Inspection Checklist (required whenever a refundable deposit is collected)
B. _______ EPA Brochure: Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home (required for pre-1978 Properties)
C. _______ Disclosure of Information on Lead Based Paint and/or Lead Based Paint Hazards (required for pre-1978 Properties)
D. _______ Department of Health mold hand out. (required as of July 24, 2005)
E. _______ Snohomish County Smoke Detector Certification Addendum (required for single-family properties in Snohomish County)
F. _______ DPD Owner-Resident Law Summaries & Attorney General’s Landlord-Tenant Summaries (required for Seattle Properties)
A. _______ Crime Free/Drug Free Housing Addendum
B. _______ Rules and Regulations
C. _______ Addendum Regarding Installation of Satellite Dishes
D. _______ Pet Addendum
E. _______ Smoke Free Addendum
F. _______ Other:____________________________________________________________________________________________________
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement the day and year first above written.
Owner/Agent and Tenant are each advised to seek independent legal advice on matters arising from use of this form.
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Owner Resident
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Agent Resident
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Revised 10/2009
Reviewed 10/2009