10-Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

A “10-day” notice to comply or vacate should be served when a landlord demands the tenant comply with the terms of the lease other than payment of rent.  Payment of rent should not be demanded on the notice to comply or vacate. For residential tenancies, do not demand late fees, unpaid deposits, notice fees, or any item that is not a recurring periodic charge.

Some leases, especially commercial leases, require cure periods of more than ten days. Your notice should give the cure period required by the terms of the lease. Lease terms that shorten the cure period are not enforceable.

Some of breaches of the lease cited on the 10-day notice to comply or vacate include unauthorized pets, unauthorized alterations to the rental property, or unauthorized occupants.

For commercial properties use the general comply or vacate form.  For residential properties, use the general form unless the rental property is located in Seattle or Tacoma.

Also see our instructions on serving eviction notices.

For use in Washington outside Seattle or Tacoma-

Notice to Comply or Vacate (“Ten-day Notice”)

For use for residential properties in Seattle –

Notice to Comply or Vacate (“Ten-day Notice”) Seattle

For use for residential properties in Tacoma (serve both documents) –

Notice to Comply or Vacate (“Ten-day Notice”) – Tacoma

Required Tacoma information form for Notice to Comply or Vacate (from City of Tacoma website)

For use for residential properties in Federal Way-

Notice to Comply or Vacate (“Ten-Day Notice) Federal Way