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Second opinion] Hello, I am wondering if you could shed some light on a dilemma I am having, as a tenant, with my property manager. Two weeks ago, our washing machine broke in our house ( the landlord supplies this appliance) and they have still not fixed it. They took a week to send out a plumber, who then reported back to them that it needed to be replaced. The property manager has stated that this is a "luxury" item and therefore they are not held to RCW 59.18.070...is this accurate, or are they full of crap?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Washington state

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

No

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I have email correspondence logged with my property manager, so I can provide that if need be.

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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

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The landlord is full of it.. a washer is never a "luxury item" and if you rented the place with it included, the landlord has to maintain/replace it if it breaks. It is simply an appliance that the landlord is responsible for. So this would fall under the 10 day rule in that RCW.

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So you have the right to sue them for breach of contract for them failing to do so for injunctive action forcing them to replace it as well as a reduction in rent for the time that the washer was not working.

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Barrister

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