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June 2016

Lease/Rental Agreement revised

Extends time for returning security deposit

Starting June 9, landlords will have 21 days to provide a statement to a tenant to set forth the basis for retaining any portion of that renter's security deposit, together with the payment of any refund due to the tenant. The revision to the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RCW 59.18) increases the time from 14 days.

Both the Lease/Rental Agreement (Form 68) and the Move-In/Move-Out Addendum (Form 68A) will be revised on June 9 to incorporate the change.