TENANT’S DEPOSIT – WASHINGTON STATE – DEADLINES

Did you know if a written accounting of the tenant’s deposit is not mailed within fourteen days of the tenant vacating the premises, that nothing can be taken out of the deposit?  In fact, a judge can require a landlord to pay the tenant twice the amount of the deposit if a landlord does not comply with this requirement.

The fourteen days start counting when the tenant vacates, even if that is prior to the end of the lease.  Therefore, if the lease is through the end of November but the tenant vacates on the 15th, a full and specific account of the tenant’s deposit must be in the mail by the 29th of November.

About Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management

As residential property managers for Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management Division, we manage single family residences, individual condominium units and small apartment complexes in the greater Puget Sound region. We serve Seattle, Tacoma, Anacortes, Marysville, Bainbridge Island, Lynnwood, Everett, Redmond, Bellevue and many other cities in Washington State. We also offer full service commercial property management.
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