Attractive Nuisance

Doesn’t mean you’re pretty!!

Most residential leases, including the NWMLS’s, include a clause forbidding the tenant from creating a nuisance?  This would include an attractive nuisance.

An attractive nuisance is a danger likely to lure children onto a person’s land. For example, an individual who has a pool on his property has a legal obligation to take reasonable precautions, such as erecting a fence, to prevent foreseeable injury to children.*

In order to enforce this provision, the landlord would need to give the tenant written notice of the violation via a Ten Day Notice.  This would be used, for instance, if a tenant installed a trampoline without permission and without appropriate safeguards.

We are here to help you and your clients with all aspects of the rental market. Please contact us for further assistance!

*http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Private+Nuisance

Nothing found herein should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a legal opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of law. You should obtain the advice of an attorney well versed in these matters.

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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