Seattle, Washington Month to Month Rental Agreement Form

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Updated June 03, 2022

The Seattle, Washington month to month lease is a document that is used by a landlord that is willing to agree to a month to month rental of a unit or premises. The tenants will be allowed to continue to rent monthly as long as the rent is paid on time and the property is cared for properly. The termination of the agreement will occur when either the tenant(s) or the landlord, present a minimum of 20 days notice to vacate. This will keep either party in compliance with the terms of their lease and with state law.

Minimum Termination Period – 20 days

Laws – RCW 59.18.200

How to Write

Step 1 – Tenant Information – Enter the following:

  • The date in which the document is executed (in the top right of the document)
  • The address of the premises to be rented
  • City
  • Zip Code
  • Unit (if any)
  • Enter the commencement date of the agreement

Step 2 – Occupancy – 

  • Provide the names of the adults and children under the age of 18 who will reside upon the premises

Step 3 – Additional – The landlord must answer the following:

  • Provisions for Pet/ Animals (deposit amount if pets are allowed)
  • Smoking – Allowed/Not allowed
  • Number of Vehicles to be parked on the premises
  • RV/Boat

Step 4 – Rent – The Landlord must enter:

  • The amount of rent to be paid monthly
  • Enter the date in which the rental payments shall begin
  • Enter any prorated amount
  • Enter the dates that the amount paid will cover (from and to)
  • The amount to be paid toward the rental payment

Step 5 – Utilities – The landlord must check the following utilities that they shall cover, from the following list

  • Cable TV Electric
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Garbage
  • Enter any other utilities and services

Step 6 – Security Deposit –

  • The landlord must enter the amount of the security deposit
  • Enter the non-refundable amount of the deposit
  • With regard to keys, check the following that will be taken from the amount of the deposit if they are not returned to the landlord

Step 7 – Titled Sections – The tenant(s) must carefully review the following sections, prior to providing signature

  • Tenant Agrees and Understands
  • Delivery of Rent/Notices (landlord – enter the location where the rent must be received)
  • Notices
  • Signs/Access
  • Public Safety
  • Change of Terms and/or Rent
  • Insurance/Repairs
  • Attorney/Collection Fees
  • Premises Use
  • Operation, Maintenance, Storage, Alterations to Premise (A through K)
  • Mold/Lead Paint/Seattle Pamphlets
  • Yard/Outside Premises
  • Furnishings Provided
  • Condition Report Update
  • Other Addendum
  • Delivery of Possession
  • Eviction Pursuant to Writ of Restitution
  • Receipt of Money Paid -(Landlord must complete all sections serving the tenant(s) as a receipt of charges
  • In Witness – (Tenant(s) must enter the names of all Occupants 18 or older and Landlord/Manger must sign the document, enter their address and phone number)
  • Cosigner Agreement (landlord, enter the fee that the Co-Signer (if any) must pay

Step 8 – Signatures –

  • After careful review of the document, if the tenant(s) agree, provide:
  • Their signature
  • Printed name
  • Social Security Number
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • City
  • State’
  • Zip Code