If you rent your home you are covered by the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RCW 59.18). In a 1985 decision, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that the Consumer Protection Act does not cover violations of the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act. Therefore, we do not handle consumer complaints about issues covered by the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act. However, we have provided a list of resources for those seeking information regarding residential landlord/tenant issues.
The Attorney General's Office has the legal authority to accept and attempt to resolve disputes concerning issues that arise from mobile/manufactured tenancy where an individual owns the home and rents a lot for the home in a mobile/manufactured home park. If this applies to you contact the Manufactured Housing Dispute Resolution Program at (866) WAG-MHLTA (1-866-924-6458) or file a complaint regarding your mobile/manufactured home dispute.
If your landlord-tenant issue demands immediate legal action, you may want to seek Landlord Tenant resources for legal advice, mediation or Small Claims Court (for claims under $5,000 — no attorney necessary). If your complaint involves more than $5,000, you may wish to seek a private attorney.