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    Default Does a Lease Have to Describe Where a Security Deposit is Held

    My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Washington/Seattle

    Per Seattle code :
    The deposits must be placed in a trust account in
    a bank or escrow company. The tenant must be
    informed in writing where the deposits are being
    kept. Unless some other agreement has been
    made in writing, any interest earned by the deposit
    belongs to the landlord. [RCW 59.18.270]

    The lease has no mention of the deposit being held in escrow and no communication has ever been given. Does this make the lease invalid?

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    Default Re: Does a Lease Have to Describe Where a Security Deposit is Held

    There is no requirement in the statute that the writing described be incorporated into the lease.

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