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MONTHLY RENTAL AGREEMENT - SEATTLE
(Applicable to rental properties within the City of Seattle)
Copyright by Washington Landlord Association. All rights reserved for association members only.
Date_______________________
1.
TENANT HEREBY RENTS premises at
_____________________________________ WA______________ Unit_________
2.
TENANT SHALL OCCUPY and rent said premises on a month-to-month rental basis beginning (date)
subject to the Washington State Landlord Tenant Act Title 59, and all applicable Seattle landlord/tenant ordinances.
3.
OCCUPANCY SHALL BE LIMITED jointly and severally to the following persons (adults and children under 18).
Note: Landlord or agent must approve sublet of premises, or over-night visitors staying more than 7 consecutive or 14 total days.
Provision for pets/animals: _________________________smoking: ________________no. vehicles: _____ RV/Boats: ______.
4.
TENANT TO PAY a monthly rent of $_______________per month by the first day of each month (or monthly period) to
landlord or agent beginning on (date) ___________________; pay $________________ any pro-rata rent for the calendar period
___________________ through___________________; and pay $_____________________ towards last month’s rent.
Additional parking or other monthly fees, if any: $_______________ to
cover___________________________________________.
5.
UTILITIES paid by landlord (checked): _____cable TV, _____electric, _____gas, _____water, ____sewer, ____garbage,
____ (other)____________________.Tenant must pay all other utilities; failure to call in may result in a $35 landlord charge.
6.
TENANT TO PAY a security fee of $____________________, of which $________________shall be nonrefundable to cover:
_________________________________. After additional deductions for cleaning and repairs necessary to restore the premises to
its original condition (less allowance for reasonable wear and tear), along with deductions for any rent due (including rent loss
during periods of restoration), late fee, caused inspection/eviction, utility, notice, legal and any breach of contract costs, the
balance of the security fee shall be refunded to any or all of the remaining tenants PROVIDED:
a.
Said premises are kept picked up and neat following notice of vacancy (for showing to prospective tenants);
b.
Tenants agree and cooperate to landlord preparation/showing of the premises to prospective tenants at reasonable times;
c.
No evidence of non-approved pets (odors, stains, droppings, fleas); no unauthorized smoking, painting or remodeling;
d.
Lawn is mowed, all grounds are cleared (as applicable); all waste is hauled away; all occupants/belongings are removed;
e.
Landlord or agent was notified per Item 10 below; or landlord/agent agreed with tenant to an exception; and
f.
.
____door, _____laundry, _____ garage door, and ____mail box keys are returned to landlord or agent (plus all copies)
Any refundable pre-paid rent shall first apply to final balances due landlord not covered by security fee. Refund checks void if not
claimed, cashed or deposited within 90 days. For tenant-responsible damages or neglect during tenancy, said costs may be
deducted anytime from the security fee following 10-day written notice to cure, with 30-day deadline for tenant to replenish.
7.
TENANT AGREES AND UNDERSTANDS that any of said security fee may not be applied by the tenant toward rent at any
time. Any security fee refund or shortage, as per itemized statement (or estimate), shall be processed between 2 and 14 days
following rental agreement termination and vacation of the premises. The security fee is held in trust per RCW59.18.270.
8.
DELIVERY OF RENT/NOTICES: All due on the first day of each monthly rental period, it is the responsibility of the tenant
to mail/deliver rent payment (cash, check, money order/cashier check, direct deposit, etc., at landlord/agent option) and notices to
_____________________________________________________________
the following address or location:
Landlord/agent will not be responsible for any lost or missing cash payments not personally handed to landlord/agent. If by start
date, tenant fails to call/show up, get keys, and pay all move-in money due, landlord/agent may immediately cancel/no refunds.
9.
LATE/NSF/DEFAULT RENT: Any rent due not paid by the 4th day of the monthly rental period is subject to a $40.00 late fee
charge with an additional $10.00 for each late day thereafter, including immediate late fee billing and eviction notice. Late fees
assessed concurrent with rent due shall be considered rent as due. NSF checks shall be assessed $30.00 each along with any
additional late day fees. If tenant defaults in rent payment, is absent from the premises without notice, and there is reason or
cause to believe tenant is terminating occupancy, the premises will be considered abandoned, entitling landlord or agent to post
notice, take immediate possession, change locks, and store any remaining items.
10. NOTICES: Tenant shall give the landlord or agent at least 20 days’ written notice prior to the end of the monthly rental period
of intention to vacate the premises. (Shorter notices, or notices other than for the end of the period, require approval of landlord.)
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MONTHLY RENTAL AGREEMENT - SEATTLE
(Applicable to rental properties within the City of Seattle)
Copyright by Washington Landlord Association. All rights reserved for association members only.
Date_______________________
1.
TENANT HEREBY RENTS premises at
_____________________________________ WA______________ Unit_________
2.
TENANT SHALL OCCUPY and rent said premises on a month-to-month rental basis beginning (date)
subject to the Washington State Landlord Tenant Act Title 59, and all applicable Seattle landlord/tenant ordinances.
3.
OCCUPANCY SHALL BE LIMITED jointly and severally to the following persons (adults and children under 18).
Note: Landlord or agent must approve sublet of premises, or over-night visitors staying more than 7 consecutive or 14 total days.
Provision for pets/animals: _________________________smoking: ________________no. vehicles: _____ RV/Boats: ______.
4.
TENANT TO PAY a monthly rent of $_______________per month by the first day of each month (or monthly period) to
landlord or agent beginning on (date) ___________________; pay $________________ any pro-rata rent for the calendar period
___________________ through___________________; and pay $_____________________ towards last month’s rent.
Additional parking or other monthly fees, if any: $_______________ to
cover___________________________________________.
5.
UTILITIES paid by landlord (checked): _____cable TV, _____electric, _____gas, _____water, ____sewer, ____garbage,
____ (other)____________________.Tenant must pay all other utilities; failure to call in may result in a $35 landlord charge.
6.
TENANT TO PAY a security fee of $____________________, of which $________________shall be nonrefundable to cover:
_________________________________. After additional deductions for cleaning and repairs necessary to restore the premises to
its original condition (less allowance for reasonable wear and tear), along with deductions for any rent due (including rent loss
during periods of restoration), late fee, caused inspection/eviction, utility, notice, legal and any breach of contract costs, the
balance of the security fee shall be refunded to any or all of the remaining tenants PROVIDED:
a.
Said premises are kept picked up and neat following notice of vacancy (for showing to prospective tenants);
b.
Tenants agree and cooperate to landlord preparation/showing of the premises to prospective tenants at reasonable times;
c.
No evidence of non-approved pets (odors, stains, droppings, fleas); no unauthorized smoking, painting or remodeling;
d.
Lawn is mowed, all grounds are cleared (as applicable); all waste is hauled away; all occupants/belongings are removed;
e.
Landlord or agent was notified per Item 10 below; or landlord/agent agreed with tenant to an exception; and
f.
.
____door, _____laundry, _____ garage door, and ____mail box keys are returned to landlord or agent (plus all copies)
Any refundable pre-paid rent shall first apply to final balances due landlord not covered by security fee. Refund checks void if not
claimed, cashed or deposited within 90 days. For tenant-responsible damages or neglect during tenancy, said costs may be
deducted anytime from the security fee following 10-day written notice to cure, with 30-day deadline for tenant to replenish.
7.
TENANT AGREES AND UNDERSTANDS that any of said security fee may not be applied by the tenant toward rent at any
time. Any security fee refund or shortage, as per itemized statement (or estimate), shall be processed between 2 and 14 days
following rental agreement termination and vacation of the premises. The security fee is held in trust per RCW59.18.270.
8.
DELIVERY OF RENT/NOTICES: All due on the first day of each monthly rental period, it is the responsibility of the tenant
to mail/deliver rent payment (cash, check, money order/cashier check, direct deposit, etc., at landlord/agent option) and notices to
_____________________________________________________________
the following address or location:
Landlord/agent will not be responsible for any lost or missing cash payments not personally handed to landlord/agent. If by start
date, tenant fails to call/show up, get keys, and pay all move-in money due, landlord/agent may immediately cancel/no refunds.
9.
LATE/NSF/DEFAULT RENT: Any rent due not paid by the 4th day of the monthly rental period is subject to a $40.00 late fee
charge with an additional $10.00 for each late day thereafter, including immediate late fee billing and eviction notice. Late fees
assessed concurrent with rent due shall be considered rent as due. NSF checks shall be assessed $30.00 each along with any
additional late day fees. If tenant defaults in rent payment, is absent from the premises without notice, and there is reason or
cause to believe tenant is terminating occupancy, the premises will be considered abandoned, entitling landlord or agent to post
notice, take immediate possession, change locks, and store any remaining items.
10. NOTICES: Tenant shall give the landlord or agent at least 20 days’ written notice prior to the end of the monthly rental period
of intention to vacate the premises. (Shorter notices, or notices other than for the end of the period, require approval of landlord.)
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Landlord/agent may give notice to vacate as provided in Seattle’s Eviction for Cause ordinance. Tenant shall, at the expiration of
any vacate notice provisions, surrender the premises/keys to landlord or agent in accordance with this agreement.
Maintenance & Showing: Following proper landlord/agent notice, tenant shall allow access to unit at reasonable times. Tenant
failure to so honor access is cause to assess tenant for any service cancellation costs, and $100 per RCW 59.18.150(8).
Changing Premises: If tenant relocates to another unit of the landlord, a relocation fee may be charged in addition to any
cleaning or damage charges against the previous unit. Security fees and credit for rent shall transfer to the new unit.
11. SIGNS/ACCESS: Landlord/agent may enter yard and place/maintain business signs/postings (e.g. rent, lease, sale) on the
premises for business. Also, landlord/agent may enter the tenant’s premises for: (1) inspection; (2) cleaning, repairs or alterations;
(3) other services; or (4) showing premises; provided, access is at reasonable times with proper notice (no notice required for
emergency, end/term, abandonment). Tenant notice to vacate, or request for service or repairs, shall constitute tenant-approved
notice of respective access by landlord or agent (in absence of other arrangements).
12. PUBLIC SAFETY: Dwelling is equipped with ___hard-wired and/or ___battery-operated smoke/heat detectors, and ___CO
alarms in working order. Tenant is responsible to maintain the devices in working order; tenant failure to comply includes a $200
fine per RCW 43.44.110(4). If any device is later found inoperable, landlord may charge tenant a $50 compliance fee/each. If
duplex, multiplex or apartment: the building has a sprinkler system ___yes ___no; a fire alarm system ___yes ___no. Unless
attached or noted, the building may have a smoking/pot policy, but not an emergency notification, relocation or evacuation plan
for occupants. The premises may include individuals that have or will commit criminal acts; report all suspicious activities to
police. Tenant will not knowingly/freely give unit keys to outsiders, nor allow entry of any felon, law violator or repeat abuser
without landlord written approval. Intentional and malicious property damage, impair, removal or deface by tenant is a criminal
offense under 9A.52 RCW.
13. CHANGE IN TERMS OR RENT: Requires written approval of all affected parties anytime, or 30-day notice by landlord/agent.
Monthly rent increases totaling more than 10% within a 12-month period require 60 day written notice. All other provisions shall
remain intact.
14. INSURANCE/REPAIRS: Tenants should obtain insurance on their personal property to include theft, vandalism, pests, accident,
storm, cold or heat, mold, flood, water, and electrical damages, as a minimum. (Landlord/agent not responsible for
damaged/missing tenant property.) Landlord/agent will promptly respond to tenant written requested repairs, but will not be
monetarily responsible for: (1) tenant disruptions or inconveniences during habitable periods of repair, drying, scheduling or
bidding of same; (2) tenant/guest injuries incurred in or around obvious areas of maintenance/repair/construction; (3) housing or
other costs incurred by tenant during good-faith periods of landlord repair activities; (4) costs caused by tenant neglect.
15. ATTORNEY/COLLECTION/SERVICE FEES: Tenant agrees to pay all landlord/agent charges including 12% annual interest
on delinquent accounts, and all law-allowed attorney/collection fees necessary for any action arising out of tenant default/breach.
16. PREMISES USE: Tenant shall not use said or neighboring premises for any illegal purpose, or for any other purpose than that of
a residence. No excessive traffic or visitors (e.g. more than 3-4 drive-ups or walk-ins per day) without landlord/agent approval.
Tenant shall not allow entry of anyone in violation of court protection orders. Tenant to conform to all covenants, codes, statutes,
ordinances; and landlord/agent rules regarding occupancy. No unlawful drugs, excessive drinking, public disturbances, verbal
abuse/spiteful threats, unauthorized pets/firearms/smoking/pot within 25 feet of premises. Violations are cause for eviction.
17. OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, STORAGE, ALTERATIONS TO PREMISES: On a continuing basis, tenant agrees to:
a.
Keep premises in a clean, neat, and sanitary condition; no parking, no storage or accumulation of debris on lawn or yard;
b.
Dispose of all rubbish, garbage, and waste in a clean and sanitary manner--at reasonable intervals--and assume all costs of extermination
and fumigation for infestation caused by tenant; not feed straying pets or animals; not temporarily host pets;
c.
Properly ventilate and operate all electrical, gas, heating, plumbing, septic, facilities, fixtures, doors, windows, locks, and appliances; No
portable kerosene/gas/incense burning; keep hot water tank at 120 degree max; limit candle burning; no excessive odorous
chemicals/sprays/vapors; restrict toilets to biological waste and tissue paper; keep drains clear;
d.
No BBQs or open fires/pits in units or under eaves, canopies, balcony overheads, or under building structures or covers; (Note: Carbon
monoxide (CO) is a very poisonous combustion gas that cannot be seen or smelled, and can afflict or kill!)
e.
Pay for, replace or repair in landlord-approved manner, all items (including doors, windows, locks, smoke/heat/CO alarms) damaged or
made inoperable during occupancy; have corrected or repaired any plumbing and fixtures clogged or broken by misuse or neglect; and
where applicable, use due precaution against freezing or stoppage of water pipes in and around the premises;
f.
Report all plumbing/roof/ water leaks, and all mold, code and other hazardous conditions to landlord/agent within 48 hours to avoid
charges for inspections, presumptive damages & added utility fees caused by lack of timely reporting to landlord;
g.
Not deface, damage, impair, or remove any property, facilities, equipment, and appliances; not install/hang TV/radio antennas,
decorations, signs, postings, or other items without landlord/agent approval except as authorized under FCC regulations; For any
installations, landlord/agent may assess an added refundable $250 security fee to cover any removal costs;
h.
Not grow medically-approved or other marijuana in or around the premises; limit supply for own medical purposes per RCW 69.51A.040;
not smoke/vaporize same anywhere inside premises, nor in any unauthorized outside areas;
i.
No unauthorized remodeling/contracting; not climb ladders/roofs, paint/wallpaper, change fixtures/locks, use dangerous equipment;
j.
Not store non-operating vehicles, nor boats, RV’s, motor cycles, trailers, firearms, equipment, tools, hazardous materials, liquids, paints,
fuels/oils, chemicals, waste or non-using items on premises without landlord/agent approval; no waterbeds;
No
k.
Maintain reasonable/respectful peace and quiet with other tenants/neighbors and pay for any caused damages therein; no fireworks;
disturbing TV’s, sound systems, musical instruments, or other disturbing activities; No fireworks of any kind.
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18. MOLD/LEAD PAINT/SEATTLE PAMPHLETS: ____Copy of Seattle Landlord-Tenant Law s & Pamphlet is provided:
____Copy of State-approved mold information hand-out is provided, or ___posted on the premises per RCW 59.18.060(12). For
pre-1978 housing, ____a federal-approved pamphlet on lead poison prevention is also provided. BEWARE: Touching, breathing
or eating lead paint chips and lead construction dust can be hazardous to people...especially children!
19. YARD/OUTSIDE PREMISES: Where applicable (y/n)_________, tenant agrees to mow, water, weed, and maintain grounds in
good condition (subject to any landlord specifics); and to keep own driveways, walks, porches, and garages clean and clear of
obstructions, and pay costs of so used utility. Failure to comply following notice will result in charges to tenant for necessary
remedy. Landlord/agent may reasonably enter open yards and common areas to show, insect and service without notice. No
trampolines/swimming pools/swings/climbing sets, or other “attractive nuisances” without written approval of landlord/agent.
Unauthorized parking, storage, accumulation of waste may be assessed up to $10.00 per day per violation.
20. FURNISHINGS PROVIDED: Included are stove, refrigerator, drapes, shades, curtains, smoke/CO alarms, and cable boxes in
place upon move-in, and also the following:___________________________________________________________________
21. MOVE-IN CONDITION REPORT: The landlord/manager and tenant each state they have inspected the premises to be rented,
including the walls, floors, countertops, carpets, drapes, applicable furniture, and appliances in each room; and all windows,
doors, locks, smoke/CO alarms, electrical features, faucets and plumbing fixtures, etc. Subject to any defects reported below
(#23) or within 30 days (#22), all items in the premises were inspected and initially found clean, undamaged, and in good
working order.
22. CONDITION REPORT UP-DATE: Tenant to complete and return any/all condition report up-dates by 30 days of move-in
.
23. OTHER/ADDENDUM: __________________________________________________________________________________
Parking Assignment: _______________Carpets - Special Note: __________________________________________________
Landlord/agent not liable for violations/repairs not first reported in writing by tenant to landlord/agent in a timely manner.
Tenant is responsible and liable for all adverse activities and consequences of all occupants, guests, and known intruders.
24. DELIVERY OF POSSESSION: If for any reason landlord or agent fails to deliver possession of these premises at the start of
this agreement, rent shall be abated until tenant possession. All other aspects of this agreement shall remain in full force. In no
event shall landlord or agent be liable for damages caused by failure to deliver possession of the premises. If possession is not
given tenant within 7 days of the start date, tenant may terminate this agreement with full refund by giving written notice.
25. EVICTION PURSUANT TO WRIT OF RESTITUTION: Tenant(s) HEREBY OBJECTS to the storage of their personal
property. Tenant(s) understand this will result in their property being placed on the nearest public right-of-way.
26. RECEIPT OF MONEY PAID: Tenant has paid $___________________in_____________________ for security fee; and paid
$ ____________________ in ________________ for rent covering period ________________ through _________________. In
addition: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
27. IN WITNESS, tenant(s) and landlord/agent have reviewed this rental agreement as completed, being severable, reasonable, and
superseding, and agrees to same per RCW 59.18 (effective immediately upon signing all contracting parties & landlord/agent).
__________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________
(All Occupants 18 or Older Sign)
__________________________________ ____________________________________________ ________________________
(Landlord/Manager Sign)
(Landlord/Manager Address)
(Landlord/Manager Phone)
28. CO-SIGNER AGREEMENT (optional): Co-signer agrees to assure, guarantee, and not contest performance of this agreement,
and to pay a $_____________performance fee (refundable less any remaining amounts due not covered by the security fee).
___________________________________ ___________________________________ ________________________________
(Signature)
(Printed Name)
(Soc Sec Number)
___________________________________ ___________________________________ ________________________________
(Phone)
(Address)
(City, State, Zip)
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