Washington Standard Residential Lease Agreement

Each of the two parties involved in the lease of a rental property—a landlord and a tenant—have certain obligations to uphold. In order for these obligations to be understood by both parties, it is imperative that they are recorded in a Washington Standard Residential Lease Agreement. The provisions found within the agreement may be tailored to suit both parties’ needs, provided that they fall within the scope of state rental laws.

State Laws & Maximum Security Deposit

State Laws Residential Landlord-Tenant Act of 1973

Maximum Security Deposit – The maximum security deposit amount is unstated in Washington’s landlord-tenant laws. However, the landlord is cautioned to be reasonable with the amount they demand, lest they sour their newly-established relationship with the tenant.