(1) CO – The lease must be terminated in relation to the term of the lease as follows: 1. Early termination – If the landlord or tenant has an ongoing lease and wishes to terminate it before its end date, the early termination letter must be sent to the other party. If the tenant cancels because they lost their job and can`t pay the rent, the landlord will be much more understanding because they don`t want to go through the eviction process to evict the tenant. Both parties, while unlikely, also have the choice to reject each other`s request for termination and enforce the lease until it expires. Tenants with fixed-term leases for certain periods are expected to leave the unit at the end of the lease, unless the lease is expressly extended in the lease or in writing agreement with the landlord (RCW 59.18.220). If the lease does not run automatically from month to month or is renewed in another way, the landlord does not have to terminate you at the end of the rental period, even in accordance with the Just Reason Ordinance. The exception to this general rule is eviction protection for cause in the City of Seattle, which requires landlords to provide a “just reason” for eviction or termination of the tenancy for monthly tenants. To promote housing stability, the tenants` union wants all tenants in Washington State to have fair protection from eviction. Monthly Lease – Also known as “unlimited tenancy”, while the landlord and tenant are related to each other until 1 of the parties sends notice that the lease ends within the notice period (specified in the lease or subject to the state`s minimum term). 2. Lack of rent – If the landlord or tenant is in default with their lease, the other party can try to begin the process by terminating the contract.

In general, most states allow a landlord to terminate a lease or lease if the tenant: If a tenant breaks a lease without a legally protected reason, the landlord can sue the tenant for damages. However, the landlord must mitigate the damage by trying to re-rent the unit. If the landlord suffers damage beyond what remains of the tenant`s deposit, they can sue the tenant for the period during which the unit was vacant, for the cost of finding a new tenant, and for attorneys` fees, if the lease so provides. Monthly tenants must be informed in writing at least 20 days before the end of the rental period that their landlord is terminating their tenancy. 20-day notifications are sometimes referred to as “causeless” notifications. In most Washington cities, the landlord is not required to provide a reason why they are asking the tenant to leave, and currently there is no extension in Washington state law. If a tenant who has received a 20-day eviction notice does not leave within the 20-day period, they become a “remaining” tenant and the landlord can file an eviction lawsuit against them. Termination of the tenancy is different from eviction. A termination is the landlord who terminates the lease and asks the tenant to leave the rental unit. A tenant can have their tenancy terminated and move without being evicted.

An eviction is the actual legal process and prosecution for a tenant to be removed from the property if they do not leave. The landlord and tenant can agree to terminate the lease at any time. This Agreement is referred to as mutual termination. Mutual termination is a negotiated agreement and can terminate the lease on terms acceptable to both parties. Neither party is required to agree to an amicable termination. The conditions for consensual termination should benefit both parties. Mutual termination should at least set the moving date, determine what happens to the deposit, and determine the amount and payment of money owed to one party by the other. For an example of the mutual termination form, click here. 3. Monthly rent termination – This would mean that the landlord or tenant would have to see their agreement and see how the notice period was as it was written. If no notice period was specified, the period would be the minimum duration of the default State. State and federal laws, in addition to the terms of the lease, govern how and under what circumstances a landlord can terminate your lease.

For more articles and resources, see FindLaw Landlord Rights and Tenant Rights. Landlords cannot terminate the tenancy for discriminatory or punitive reasons. Retaliation is illegal in Washington State (RCW.59.240, RCW 59.18.250), as is discrimination based on protected class status such as race, gender or disability. However, it can still be extremely difficult to win a complaint of retaliation or discrimination, and may still not be enough to stop an eviction lawsuit. Be sure to get as much written documentation as possible. Discrimination laws are subject to fair housing laws in your area. For more information, please contact your local civil rights office. For more information, see Fair Housing Resources. Terminating a rental involves analyzing your contract, local laws, and the details of your situation.

The best way to answer any questions you may have about terminating a lease or lease is to contact a local landlord-tenant lawyer who can help you clarify your rights and guide you through the process. All monthly leases may be terminated by sending this notice to the other party (in person or by registered mail). Start by filling out the document by writing the following information: This mutual termination of the lease is used when both parties agree to release each other from the lease before the actual end date.. .


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