In Seattle, a landlord can end a month-to-month lease only for one of the 18 reasons listed in the Just Cause Eviction Ordinance. Landlords must give notice in writing to end a tenancy. They are required to give most notices to tenants at least 20 days before the end of a rent period, typically the end of the month.
We can evaluate a notice to see whether it is legal under the Just Cause Eviction Ordinance.
The Just Cause Eviction Ordinance does not regulate lease contracts that end on a specific date.
The ordinance does not regulate the eviction process which is a civil suit brought by the landlord against a tenant in King County Superior Court.
Regulations relating to the Just Cause Eviction Ordinance are in the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) and Washington state law (RCW).