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Home Q&A Forum Who keeps the original rental agreement?

Landlord Tenant

Rental Agreement

Washington

Asked on Oct 6, 2023

Who keeps the original rental agreement?

I am a tenant who recently signed a rental agreement with a landlord. I am curious as to who keeps the original agreement, as I was not given a copy of the agreement after signing. I would like to know if I am entitled to receive a copy of the document and who will be responsible for keeping the original agreement.

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Landlord Tenant

Washington

Answered 271 days ago

Merry A.

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It is customary for the landlord to keep the original. WA State Law requires the landlord to give the tenant a copy: https://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=59.18.065

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