Commonly Used Forms
Below are most of the forms that our clients need to begin an eviction.
Just a note to remind you: if the tenant in question is a subsidized tenant (i.e. Section 8), you will need to use the Section 8 form.
For more information regarding the use of these forms, please refer to the FAQs.
Please note that we are changing to new software, and that will require a single email with a single attachment per email. Any new evictions to start will require a separate email per new eviction with a single attachment with all of the required forms– the notice, lease, ledger, and application for tenancy.
All general emails should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email email@example.com
For submission of any new cases and other documents, including cancellations, declarations, sheriff forms, and general questions.
THE FORMS ON THIS WEBSITE DO NOT CONTAIN ANY CITY-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE THAT SOME CITY ORDINANCES ARE REQUIRING BE INCLUDED ON ANY EVICTION NOTICES. YOU CAN CALL OUR OFFICE FOR THAT SPECIFIC LANGUAGE TO BE ADDED TO ANY FORM. THE FORMS ON THIS WEBSITE DO NOT CONTAIN ANY CITY-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE THAT SOME CITY ORDINANCES ARE REQUIRING BE INCLUDED ON ANY EVICTION NOTICES. YOU CAN CALL OUR OFFICE FOR THAT SPECIFIC LANGUAGE TO BE ADDED TO ANY FORM. ANY LANGUAGE SET OUT BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE CITY AT ANY TIME.
THE LANGUAGE NEEDED FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE:
The required language below is required on any eviction notice in the city of Seattle. Note that the first sentence must be bold and all caps and the entire disclosure language cannot be smaller than 12 point type.
RIGHT TO LEGAL COUNSEL: CITY LAW PROVIDES RENTERS WHO ARE UNABLE TO PAY FOR AN ATTORNEY THE RIGHT TO FREE LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN AN EVICTION LAWSUIT. If you need help understanding this notice or information about your renter rights, call the Renting in Seattle Helpline at (206) 684-5700 or visit the web site at www.seattle.gov/rentinginseattle. City law entitles you to pay overdue rent in instalments. If your landlord does not accept payment according to the instalment schedule, you may raise this as a defense to eviction in court. If you cannot pay rent, during or within 6 months after the end of the Mayor’s moratorium on evictions, your inability to pay is a defense that you may raise in court.
THE LANGUAGE NEEDED FOR THE CITY OF FEDERAL WAY (REQUIRED TO BE IN BOLD AND AT LEAST 16 POINT TYPE):
If you are a Veteran of the U.S. Military, you may be able to access housing resources by calling 2-1-1 or contacting the King County Veterans Program for assistance with rent, relocation, or other support services.
UNINCORPORATED KING COUNTY:
Any community located in unincorporated King County is required to have the following language on any 14 day pay or vacate notice. The language must be in 16 point type and be in bold.
“Pursuant to RCW 58.12.030(3), you have fourteen days to pay the rent required by this notice. After fourteen days, the landlord is required by RCW 59.18.410(2) to allow you to pay the rent up to five court days after a judgement in an eviction proceeding, but you may be subject to a late fee, if a late fee is required in the rental agreement and any court costs incurred at the time of payment. Attorneys’ fees may also be requested by the landlord and may be awarded to the landlord by a judge.”
- 3 Day To Quit For Possession Without Permission
- 3 Day Waste Nuisance Unlawful Use
- 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate
- 14 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Vacate the Premises
- 20 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy
- 30 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy
- 60 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy for Multiple 10 Days
- 60 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy
- 90 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy
- 120 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy
- 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate Tax Credit
- 14 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Vacate The Premises Tax Credit
- 30 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy Tax Credit
- 20 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy Tax Credit
- 60 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy For Multiple 10 Days Tax Credit
- 60 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy Tax Credit
- 90 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy Tax Credit
- 120 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy Tax Credit
- 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate Section 8
- 14 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Vacate The Premises Public Housing
- 14 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Vacate The Premises Section 8
- 20 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy Section 8
- 30 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy Section 8
- 30 Day Public Housing Compliance Public Housing
- 60 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy For Multiple 10 Days Section 8
- 60 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy Section 8
- 90 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy Section 8
- 120 Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy Section 8
- 20 Day Notice to Terminate – Seattle
- Crime and Drug Free Addendum General
- Mutual Termination of Tenancy
- Notice 1 for 14-day notices in Washington
- Notice of Abandonment and Sale
- Notice of Entry for Abandonment
- Receipt for Partial Payment1
- Receipt for Partial Payment2
- Roommate Release
- Using the Partial Payment Letters.doc
- Notice of Default for Reinstatement
- 40 Day Notice of Intent to Terminate Tenancy (City of Kent)
- Change in Rent Due Date Addendum
- Seattle Move in Costs Installment Payment Addendum
- Washington Move in Costs Installment Payment Addendum
If the tenant is not the sole occupant (roommates or spouse also live there), the landlord is not required to take any action if one of the resident’s passes away.If a tenant that is the sole occupant of a rental unit passes away, the landlord must follow the rules set out in RCW 59.18.595. Forms and information about the landlord’s responsibilities are set out below.
- Death of a Single Occupancy Tenant Outline
- New Law Regarding Disposal of Deceased Tenant’s Property
- Notice of Resident’s Death
- Notice of Rent Payment
- Notice of Storage of Property
- Tenant Designation Pursuant to RCW 59.18.000
- Death of a Single Occupancy Tenant Outline
- Deceased Tenant Summary JDP edits 11 12 15
- Tenant Designation form 5 9 15
All forms can be printed out for our clients’ use.