Some tenants decide to leave within 14 days, because eviction can allow them to avoid eviction. The owner may still be able to take legal action against them or send them to collections to get the money they owe. A 14-day notice may be served on a tenant who is even a day late or has an insufficient rent. Most leases indicate a rent due date, usually the first of the month, and some indicate additional time before the rent is considered late, usually three to five days later. The Residential Landlord-Tenant Act in Washington State does not expressly allow tenants to receive any additional time. If the extra time expires and you have not fully paid your rent, your landlord may give you 14 days` compensation or notice and charge you a late fee. If the infringement is not corrected within 10 days of the termination date and the tenant has not evacuated the premises, the lessor would be within the scope of his right to terminate the tenancy agreement in accordance with state law. The lessor must begin to take these steps by issuing this document and providing a service or delivery. Some leases, such as commercial rentals, require periods of cure of more than ten days. Your communication should provide for the expiry time of the lease conditions. Rental conditions that shorten short-stay are not applicable. If you receive a restitution handwriting, you must evacuate the property.
The only exception is that if you were evicted because you owed rent, you may be able to “restore” your tenancy agreement if you can pay all the money you owe in the judgment. You must make a formal request to the court before the sheriff comes to physically evict you. These communications are indicators that allow the owner to take an illegal detention action against you if you do not respond within the allotted time. According to RCW 59.12.040, the landlord must try to personally approve the eviction notice (give it to the tenant himself) or the landlord can leave it to another person with the appropriate age and discretion, who resides there, or if no one is present of age and discretion, post it at the door, provided it is sent in the mail. If the message is mailed at the door and sent in the mail, do not count the day it was delivered on time.