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Hi, I'm Heather, an attorney with 15 years experience. I'd like to assist for informational purposes.
Could you clarify so that I can better help you, whether your contract obligates your landlord to renew, or what your contract states on this issue? By contract, I'm also referring to a rental agreement or lease.
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I am a DIFFERENT CONTRIBUTOR as your previous expert has left.
I am afraid that under WA law, the landlord does not have to give the tenant any reason for not renewing or for not approving a lease. The Fair Housing Act and the WA Housing Discrimination Act only say that legally a landlord cannot deny a lease based only on the age/race/sex/disability/national origin, but they do not say that the landlord has to provide a reason to the tenant for refusing to lease to them or for refusing to renew the lease I am afraid.
So just because you reapplied after being denied a renewal, legally there is nothing in the statute that would mandate they give you a reason for not accepting your new application I am sorry to say. There is no law forcing a landlord to rent to anyone they do not want on their property except on the basis of only age/race/sex/disability/national origin.