Washington State law requires a twenty day notice telling a tenant they have to vacate the premises and a thirty notice to raise the rent. This is the minimum notice; the lease or local ordinance may require additional notice. (Notices in Seattle, for instance, may need to be served as much as 90 days in advance.) The notice must be received by the tenant the requisite number of days prior to the beginning of the next lease term. If the tenant is on a month-to-month rental agreement or if there is no written agreement, think of each monthly period as a lease term.
Each signatory to the lease must receive a separate notice, even if they are married. Emailed notices do not fulfill the requirements.
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