angemima juicyfruitannia (lalamaus) wrote in seattle,
angemima juicyfruitannia
lalamaus
seattle

landlord-renter agreement

I have a question for anyone who might know a bit more about landlord-tenant laws in Washington State. Thanks, in advance, if you can point me to any documentation about my inquiry.

I live in a townhouse with the daughter of the owner (who lives in California). My lease has ended and the daughter has asked me to move out by Feb 1. I definitely want to move, so there is no concern about that. However, she has a tendency to repeatedly enter my room without my consent, when the door is closed and I am not home. She has so much as gone through my dirty laundry located in my hamper within my closed closet. I have asked her to not do this, saying it feels like a violation of my personal space, and her response is that "as the owner de facto of this house I have a right to enter any space of it." Is this accurate? I cannot find any documentation to support my belief that it isn't legal. The landlord-tenant laws are in regard only to landlords that live out of the house, I guess. Even though her father is the true owner, this "owner de facto" thing may have some merit. (?) Honestly, my only desire is to vacate as soon as I can pack my things and leave, despite that I just shelled out $500 for this month's rent not four days ago, but I truly feel unsafe around her and don't trust her at all. I hate the thought of my personal things being vulnerable to her.

Any linkage or suggestions for assistance are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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