Washington State Law requires landlords to maintain the rental property. HUD helps define what that means:
HUD requires that the site and neighborhood must be reasonably free from disturbing noises and other dangers to the health, safety, and general welfare of the occupants. The site and neighborhood may not be subject to serious adverse environmental conditions, natural or manmade, such as dangerous walks or steps; instability; flooding, poor drainage, septic tank backups or sewage hazards; mudslides; abnormal air pollution, smoke or dust; excessive noise, vibration or vehicular traffic; excessive accumulations of trash; vermin or rodent infestation; or fire hazards.
It is important to monitor these areas on the property and do preventative maintenance to eliminate these hazards before there is an injury or complaint.
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