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He's not going to be able to evict you under these circumstances. First, even if you are in default, if you don't leave, the law does not allow the landlord to forcibly evict you without obtaining an eviction order from a court. What that means is that if you do not move out, the cannot simply change the locks or throw your things out. Rather, what the landlord has to do is to first deliver a 10-Day Notice to quit...which basically says you have 10 days to leave or face eviction. But, if you still don't leave, the landlord must then file an unlawful detainer petition with the court for an eviction order. You will get a notice of that hearing. And, at that hearing, you can contest the landlord's right to terminate your tenancy in retaliation of exercising your legal rights. Specifically, RCW 59.18.250 prevents the landlord from retaliation. You can see this statute at this link: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=59.18.250 . Based on this, the judge will rule against the landlord and the landlord's petition will be dismissed.
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