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Welcome to JA and thank you for your question. Hopefully your lease states that the tenant is responsible for the actions of their guests. Do you require renters to have insurance to cover their rental? There is no question that the tenant is responsible for the action of the guests as well as the guest damaging your private property.
You can charge the tenants or you can sue the tenants in court. Can you tell me the amount it will cost to replace what the guests damaged?
Yes you can sue both the tenant and the guests since the tenants invited them. Where in Washington are you located so I can provide a link for local attorneys that provide FREE consultations?
This is the law against the tenant
Landlord's remedies if tenant fails to remedy defective condition.
If, after receipt of written notice, as provided in RCW 59.18.170, the tenant fails to remedy the defective condition within a reasonable time, the landlord may:
(1) Bring an action in an appropriate court, or at arbitration if so agreed for any remedy provided under this chapter or otherwise provided by law; or
(2) Pursue other remedies available under this chapter.
This is a link for all of the Landlord Tenant Laws http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=59.18
You can sue for up to $6,000 in small claims http://www.atg.wa.gov/small-claims-court-0
In the future you may wish to require tenants to have insurance and to add you as additional insured.
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