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Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord-Tenant Act, RCW 59.20

Below are a few highlights. See the full act or this pamphlet prepared by Washington Law Help

Some Tenant Rights

  • Written notice of rent increase three months prior to the expiration of lease agreement;
  • Receipt for rent paid;
  • Fair and non-discriminatory enforcement of the park rules;
  • Meet and distribute information regarding the park and manufactured home living and affairs.

Some Tenant Duties

  • Tenant must be current on rent in order to exercise any rights under the Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord Tenant Act.
  • Comply with the rental agreement and all applicable local, state, and federal laws;
  • Keep the lot in a clean and sanitary condition;
  • Dispose of garbage and rubbish in a clean and sanitary manner, and at regular intervals;
  • Cannot use the property in a way that annoys, disturbs or endangers the health of other property users;

Some Landlord Responsibilities

  • Maintain the common areas and keep them reasonably clean and safe. This includes exterminating insects or pests;
  • Maintain all utilities in good working order and must keep the roads in good condition;
  • Obey all codes, ordinances, statues and regulations applicable to the park;
  • Try to contact the tenant before coming onto to the lot for inspection or any other lawful purpose;
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Landlord Cannot:

Retaliate against a tenant. Retaliation could include evicting a tenant, increasing the rent, refusing to renew a rental agreement, modifying park rules or decreasing services for any of the following actions by the tenant:

  • Filing a complaint with a government agency;
  • Requesting compliance with Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord Tenant Act;
  • Filing suit against the landlord for any reason;
  • Participating in a homeowner’s group.

Charge a tenant a utility fee that is higher than cost.

See this post regarding dispute resolution

Information for this post was obtained from Washington State Attorney General’s Office publications.

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