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Even though you were not on the lease, there is a very good argument that you would still be considered a tenant under Washington law and would have to have been evicted by the landlord. The actual tenant on the lease would have to have been evicted in order for you to lose your claim even if the lease says that subtenants were not allowed. Further evidence that you were a tenant is if the landlord knew your were there and actually accepted rent from you. This was probably an unlawful eviction and you could sue the landlord for damages. The following statute should govern your property: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=59.18.310
It basically says the landlord can then enter the unit and remove the tenant’s belongings, but they must hold them in storage and make an attempt to notify the tenant in writing. If the property is valued at less than $250, the landlord may throw away or sell the items (except personal papers, family pictures, and keepsakes) after 7 days from the notice of sale or disposal is mailed to the tenant. If the property is valued at above $250, the landlord may throw away or sell all the items after forty five days if the tenant doesn’t write to claim them.
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