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Asked on Oct 8, 2023

Are rental agreement templates reliable?

I recently signed a rental agreement that I found online. I was told that it was a legally binding document, but I am concerned that it may not be reliable because it was not drafted by a lawyer. I would like to know if rental agreement templates are reliable or if I should have the agreement reviewed by a lawyer.

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Landlord Tenant


Answered 276 days ago

Merry A.

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A Washington State residential landlord/tenant template may or may not be reliable depending on who drafted it or provided it, whether or not it applies to a particular situation, and whether it is up to date (in 2023, WA State made several changes to the law). You can review the state law here: However, some cities/counties have additional requirements and/or provisions that also must be followed. It would have been a good idea to have an attorney review the document BEFORE you signed it.

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