Washington State and Federal Laws state that a member of the armed forces may terminate a lease mid-term if the tenant is reassigned or deployed. This option to terminate a lease extends to spouses and dependents of the member of the armed forces. The law requires the tenant to promptly provide a copy of the notice of reassignment or deployment to the landlord and termination will occupy 30 days after the next rental payment’s due date. A current tenant who enters military service after signing a lease may also have the right to terminate the lease prior to its expiration.
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