Seattle Landlord Tenant Law


Eviction Upheld on Appeal

A Seattle residential eviction with a complicated procedural history was recently upheld on appeal.[1]  The lease expired and the tenancy continued month-to-month.  After a parking dispute between the tenants and a neighbor, the landlord served a notice terminating the tenancy indicating that a member of the landlord’s immediate family intended […]


Last Exit Before Toll – Seattle Just Cause and the end of a Residential Lease Term

In Seattle a residential tenant may only be evicted for “just cause”.  The just causes are enumerated in a city  ordinance.  A landlord may evict a tenant in a residential tenancy in Seattle for only those causes enumerated.  A month-to-month tenant is essentially a tenant in perpetuity.