Forms Guide

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One-Year Rental Agreement

Form: 12-2

Use prior to tenancy. Residents are required to sign a rental agreement prior to moving their manufactured home into the park. The landlord is required to offer a one-year (or more) rental agreement. (If a rental agreement is not signed, then the term of tenancy is one year from the date of occupancy of the manufactured home lot.)

Month-to-Month Rental Agreement

Form: 12-3

Use prior to tenancy. Residents are required to sign a rental agreement prior to moving their manufactured home into the park. The landlord is required to offer a one-year (or more) rental agreement. (If a rental agreement is not signed, then the term of tenancy is one year from the date of occupancy of the manufactured home lot.)

Recreational Vehicle Space Rental Agreement

Form: 12-4

Use prior to acceptance of a recreational vehicle or camper/trailer for other than short-term (overnight) stay. This is to be used for residents with RVs and camper/trailers that will stay on a month-to-month or yearly basis. Note the definition of RV in RCW 59.20.030(7) (amended in 1993).

Assignment of Rental Agreement and Consent

Form: 00-7

This may be used when a resident sells a manufactured home in place and wishes to assign the one-year rental agreement to the buyer. The landlord shall notify the selling resident of a refusal to permit an assignment at least seven days in advance of an intended transfer. Consent to an assignment is not to be unreasonably withheld. In the case of a sale, the tenant should use form 01-24 to advise the landlord in advance as the statute requires.

Three-Day Notice to Quit

Form: 04-8

This is used for “surprise” or unapproved tenants. If a tenant sells a manufactured home without community owner approval and the buyer moves in without approval not complying with RCW 58.20.030, use this form. If the landlord does not know the name of the party who has moved in, direct the notice to “Any Unauthorized Occupant.”

Notice to Comply with the Lease/Rental Agreement and/or Rules/Regulations or to Vacate.

Form: 12-9

Use when a resident violates any rule of the community or term of their rental agreement or their duties under RCW 59.20.140. Some choose to use this form initially to notify a resident of a violation. This is not a notice of termination, but basically tells the resident to cease the violation or they will be issued a Fifteen-Day Notice to Terminate Tenancy. This may solve the problem without mediation. It is not an eviction notice, but it appears to comply with RCW 59.20.080(h), the “3” strikes provision. No notice of mediation is issued.

Notice of Mediation

Form: 12-16

This form MUST be used with ANY notice of termination of tenancy for rules violations or violation of the resident's duties under RCW 59.20.140. These are the only times it is required. The landlord must take a good faith effort to mediate any eviction for these reasons. Call the MHCW office for a list of mediators in your area. Mediation is not necessary for non-payment of rent.

Recreational Vehicle Storage Agreement

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This form may be used if a landlord provides a storage area for such vehicles. Note its objective is to limit liability of the landlord.

Tenant's Notice to Landlord of Intent to Sell Home

Form: 12-24

This form should be given to residents who are selling their homes for them to fill out and return to the landlord/manager. The statute now requires that the resident give written notice of intent to sell their home and to transfer the lease and provide documented confirmation that the home and lot expenses and personal property taxes are paid. They may use any written form they choose. Even if you do not want the first right of refusal to buy the resident's home, the resident must give you written notice of the intended sale. Once received, the landlord must quickly screen the buyer/prospective resident on the same basis as any other resident. If you lack the time to process the prospective resident before the 15 days is up, it may be appropriate to send a rejection letter citing the time constraints and your willingness to continue processing the application.

Live-In Care Provider Agreement

Form: 07-31


Pet Agreement

Form: 07-32


Notice of Manufactured Housing Community for Sale

Form: 08-34


Service/Companion Animal Agreement

Form: 12-36


Waiver of Rights Under the Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord Tenant Act (Storage Agreement)

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Waiver of Rights Under the Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord Tenant Act (Recreational Vehicle Space)

Form: 12-4A


Service/Companion Animal Policy

Form: 12-35


Resident File Check List

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Explanation of Waiver of Tenant's Right to a One-Year Rental Agreement

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WAIVER OF TENANT’S RIGHT TO A ONE-YEAR RENTAL AGREEMENT

Form: 06-3(A)


Five-day Notice to Pay Rent and/or Other Charges or to Vacate

Form: 03-13

Use when a tenant fails to pay rent and/or other charges when due. Good management practice warrants issuance of this notice immediately after any grace period that may be allowed.

Three-Day Notice to Quit - Tresspasser

Form: 04-8(A)

This is used for “surprise” or unapproved occupants. This form is used where you have trespassers. It also may be used in cases where a tenant sublets without approval, do not use where there are violations of RCW 59.20.073 (see form 04-8). If the landlord does not know the name of the party who has moved in, direct the notice to “Any Unauthorized Occupant.”

Notice To Secured Party Mobile Home of Non-Payment of Rent And/Or Reasonable Expenses

Form: 05-14