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Under Washington law, the landlord must return the security deposit within 14 days of moving out or provide a written statement itemizing the deductions.
A landlord who fails to comply with these rules may have to return the entire security deposit to the tenant even if deductions would have been warranted. A landlord who wrongfully withholds all or a portion of a tenant’s security deposit may be liable for paying up to two times the tenant’s security deposit plus court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.
No, that would not affect the answer.
So long as you retained possession and occupancy when the lease went month to month, without interruption, there is no difference regarding the security deposit.
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