In the State of Washington, if a tenant is not complying with a term of the lease, the tenant can be served with a Ten Day Notice to Comply. This notice is given to a tenant who is violating a term of the lease, for example, to a tenant who has an unauthorized pet on the property. A specific clause of the lease must be referenced in the notice. However, it is often difficult to prove a Ten Day violation. Whether or not rent has been received is (typically) easily documented; whether or not the tenant is maintaining the yard is a matter of opinion.