Resources for Landlords

Required Notice Language

  • For all notices including housing cost increases, request for access, change to rental terms etc.:

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.

  • For any eviction notice (14 Day Pay or Vacate, 3 Day Quit, 10 Day Comply, Notice to Terminate for Just Cause) you must additionally include the following:

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.

  • For any eviction notice related to the non-payment of rent you must additionally include the following:

Installment plans: City law entitles you to pay overdue rent in installments. If your landlord does not accept payment according to the installment schedule, you may raise this as a defense to eviction in court.

Temporary protection for non-payment: 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 to eviction that you may raise in court.

Permanent defense for financial hardship: If you cannot pay rent due during the civil emergency proclaimed by Mayor Durkan on March 3, 2020, your inability to pay is a defense to eviction that you may raise in court.

Webinars for Landlords

COVID-19 Resources for Landlords

Other Resources

2-1-1
Central information and referral agency for Seattle and King County.

Housing Connector
Acts as a bridge connecting private property owners/managers to those in need of housing.

King County Bar Association legal referrals and the YLD clinic
Provides free legal help through its neighborhood clinics and offers a lawyer referral service.

Rental Housing Association (RHA)
A one-stop shop for rental property owners and managers providing tenant screening, education, rental forms, etc.

Washington Multi-family Housing Association
Professional organization providing legislative advocacy, education and networking for landlords and property managers.

Washington Law Help
Find self-help resources and legal assistance near you.