Fire Protection & Evacuation – When a lease begins, the landlord is required to provide the tenant with fire protection and safety information, which should include an evacuation plan.
*Only required if the property has two or more units.
Identification – The landlord is required to provide the tenant with the name of the person authorized to enter the property, along with the legal address for notices. If this information is not included in the lease agreement, it must be displayed prominently on the premises.
Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Federal law requires landlords of properties built before 1978 to disclose hazardous lead paint within the walls to tenants.
Mold Disclosure – When signing the lease, the landlord must provide the tenant with information about the risks of mold, as outlined by the Department of Health.
Move-in Checklist – Landlords must provide a move-in checklist to tenants if they collect a security deposit. Failure to do so entitles the tenant to their entire deposit, regardless of the circumstances.
Nonrefundable Fees –If the landlord intends to charge any non-refundable fees, it must be clearly stated that the fee is non-refundable.
Security Deposit Receipt –The landlord is required to furnish the tenant with the name and address of the banking institution where the funds will be held on their behalf. Furthermore, the landlord must provide the terms and conditions governing the holding and disbursement of the funds.
Voter Registration Packet (Seattle ONLY) – Landlords are required to provide a voter registration packet to all tenants.
Sources: RCW 59.18.060, RCW 59.18.060, RCW 59.18.060(13), RCW 59.18.260, RCW 59.18.285, RCW 59.18.270, SMC 7.24.080
Maximum Limit – Landlords can charge any amount as there is no cap in Washington.
Returning – Upon termination of the lease, the Landlord has 30 days to return deposits to Tenants.
Source: RCW 59.18.280