Question about law regarding leases in Washington? (WA)
I rented a room from my landlord from May 2011 to the end of January 2012. Afterwards I moved into a slightly larger room. My previous lease was month-to-month. I'm just finding out now that apparently my landlord had e-mailed me a new rental agreement and I never saw it or signed it, so he took liberty in just printing my name digitally. This new rental agreement apparently binds me into renting for another year until the end of January 2013, which I in no way want to do that as I was planning on moving out in June.
So I'm very perplexed as to what to do. I never signed this lease nor was I even aware that it had changed, I had presumed that I was just going to be paying a higher amount on the same lease and just month-to-month. If I never signed it and he's just now gotten around to giving me a physical copy, can I get out of the lease or did me moving into this room for whatever reason consent even though I never verbally or physically (signing) gave my authorization?
So frustrated with this as I had big plans to move and I'm now finding out that apparently there was a new lease my landlord took upon himself to create and never follow up that I had received the e-mail.