Washington’s new Just Cause Eviction Ordinance applies to home sellers in possession after closing. The Just Cause Eviction Ordinance requires a landlord to state a reason for terminating a month-to-month rental agreement. There are 16 reasons allowable under the state law and the amount of time required depends on the reason cited. If the sellers don’t vacate voluntarily, the buyers would be able to terminate the rental agreement based on their desire to occupy the premises, however, that would require a 90-day notice to vacate.
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