What is the law regarding a holdover tenant?

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What is the law regarding a holdover tenant?

We are unable to move out on the termination date of our lease due to circumstances beyond our control. We’re trying to find somewhere to move and have asked our landlord for 1 more month only. However, they have already re-let the property and say we would be in a “holdover” situation. They claim rent for the holdover period will increase by 25% over the then existing rent, without notice and subject to their mitigation duties, we’ll be liable to them for all rent for the full term of the previously signed leas (because the new resident can’t occupy because of the holdover).

Asked on February 25, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Washington

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