Cameron Cowan | Knowledge Steward
Like anything else, tenancies do come to an end. People move on for a variety of reasons but any tenancy that starts will also, at some point, end. Vacancy is a part of the rental housing cycle. There is no reason to be afraid of a vacancy. Unless you own property in a very rural location or something that is far from employment possibilities, someone will be looking for housing and will want to rent your property. If you own property in the greater Puget Sound region or in any of the great parts of our state, your vacancy won’t last long.
There are some perks to vacancy:
Your Tenant Is Moving
For the purposes of this article, we’re supposing your tenancy is ending peacefully. It could be that your month-to-month tenant has notified you that they are leaving at the end of the following month or your lease with a tenant is coming to an end, you sent them an offer of renewal 60 days before the end and they have opted not to renew. This is the time to spring into action.
You need to: