A Washington 10-day notice to quit for non-compliance is a legal document notifying a tenant they’ve breached the terms of their lease. Once they receive this notice, the tenant has 10 days to correct the offense or leave the property.
Failing to comply with this notice may result in the lease’s termination. The landlord can also pursue further legal action, including collecting attorney fees if the landlord has to take the tenant to court to finish the eviction process.
Governing Law — Revised Code of WA § 59.12.030.
Notice Types — In Washington, there are two notice types:
- Curable: A curable notice type informs a tenant of fixable lease violations. For example, a landlord may inform them they can’t allow a sublessee to live on the property. A tenant can fix this issue by having the sublessee move out.
- Noncurable: A noncurable notice type informs a tenant of an irremediable lease violation. In this case, a tenant must move out within 10 days and won’t have a chance to correct their behavior.