Even if the lease doesn’t state that the landlord is responsible for maintaining all appliances and fixtures in the rental property, the landlord is! The Washington State Landlord Tenant Act covers many topics that may not be addressed in the lease. Maintenance of the property and time lines for repairs are two of those topics. The landlord may be responsible for maintaining some items even if the lease says that the landlord is not because many items listed in the Landlord Tenant Act cannot be waived.
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