Washington Month to Month Rental Agreement Form

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The Washington Month to Month Rental Agreement is a legal document that is also known as an “at will” agreement. According to RCW 59.18.200, this document will have a commencement date but the expiration date occurs when either the landlord or tenant provide 20 days notice to vacate. This agreement is useful for landlords and/or tenant(s) would like the option to terminate the agreement early if needed.

Minimum Termination Period – 20 days

Laws – RCW 59.18.200

How To Write

Step 1 – Begin by downloading and dating the document in mm/dd./yyyy format

Step 2 – Location – Enter the following:

  • The address of the premises to be rented
  • City
  • Unit

Step 3 – Occupancy –

  • Provide the date that the agreement shall commence
  • Enter the amount of months that a tenant must remain or be charged an early release fee
  • Enter the amount of the early release fee

Step 4 – Limited Occupancy – Enter:

  • Provide the names of all occupants

Step 5 – Pets, Smoking, Number of Vehicles, RV/Boats

  • Landlord must specify any provisions

Step 6 – Rent – Landlord must provide:

  • Enter the amount of rent to be paid by tenant
  • Enter a beginning date for payments
  • Enter the amount payable on move in
  • Enter the beginning date
  • Enter the expiration date
  • Enter an amount to be paid toward the last month’s rent
  • Enter any parking or other monthly fees, if any

Step 7 – Utilities – Landlord must select and check:

  • Any of the utilities that will be paid by the landlord

Step 8 – Security Deposit – Landlord must specify:

  • The amount of the security deposit
  • The non-refundable portion of the deposit
  • Read the remainder of this section to understand the rules to the return of the deposit

Step 9 – Titled Sections  – Tenants must read the entire agreement prior to signing the document, as follows:

  • Tenant Agrees and Understands
  • Delivery of Rent/Notices
  • Late/Insufficient Funds/Default Rent
  • Notices
  • Signs/Access
  • Public Safety
  • Change in Terms or Rent
  • Insurance/Repairs
  • Premises Use
  • Operations, Maintenance, Storage and Alterations to Premises
  • Mold/Lead Paint
  • Yard/Outside Premises
  • Furnishings Provided (landlord must enter any any additional furnishing included in the rent payment)
  • Move In Condition Report
  • Other /Addendum
  • Delivery of Possession
  • Eviction Pursuant to Writ of Restitution
  • Receipt of Money Paid (landlord must complete this section)

Step 10 – Signatures – Provide the following:

  • Signatures of all occupants over the age of 18 years
  • AND
  • Signature of landlord/manager
  • Landlord’s Address
  • Landlord’s Phone Number
  • AND
  • If there is a Co-Signer – Provide the following:
  • Landlord must enter the fee the cosigner must pay as a performance fee
  • Signature of Co-Signer
  • Printed Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Phone
  • Address
  • City, State, Zip Code

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