Washington State Laws Affecting Tenants in Domestic Violence Situations

Here are Washington rules protecting tenants who are victims of domestic violence.


Washington extends special protections to tenants who are victims of domestic violence. Here are some of the domestic violence (DV) laws that apply to tenants:

  • Landlord cannot terminate a victim of DV
  • Early termination right for DV victim
  • DV is an affirmative defense to an eviction lawsuit.

Check the Washington statute (Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § §â

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