Washington 2-Day Notice to Enter (to Tenant)

A Washington notice to enter notifies a tenant of a landlord’s need to gain entry to the rental unit for an appropriate circumstance. The landlord must provide at least two (2) days notice for most reasons, but only one (1) day notice for showing the unit to possible buyers or tenants. The notice has to specify the landlord’s intended time and date or dates of entry.

LawsTitle 59, Chapter 18, Section 150

Notice can be used for

  • Inspection;
  • Repairs, alterations, or improvements;
  • Services; and
  • Showing the rental unit to potential buyers, contractors, mortgage lenders, tenants, or workers.

Other Landlord Access

Court Order (§59.18.150(7)) – A landlord may enter a tenant’s rental unit without notice or consent if they have obtained a valid court order.

Emergency (§59.18.150(5)) – A landlord may enter a tenant’s rental unit without notice or consent in case of an emergency.