What is the foreclosure process in Washington?
Washington is a “non-judicial foreclosure” state, meaning that a lender can foreclose on a property through a third party, the trustee, and not through the court system. The trustee has a duty of good faith towards both the lender and the homeowner. This non-judicial process is described the Foreclosure Fairness Program Brochure. The Seattle University School of Law, in collaboration with City of Seattle, produced an educational video that further explains the non-judicial foreclosure process.