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Frequently Asked Questions

Our comprehensive FAQ section is designed to provide you with quick and informative answers to commonly asked questions. Should you have any additional questions, we encourage you to reach out to us directly.

Apartment Features

Do the apartments have in-home laundry facilities?

All homes at Griffis Lake Washington have an in-home washer and dryer.

How many bedrooms do the apartments have?

Our pet-friendly apartments offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plan options.

Are there balconies or patios in the apartments?

Balconies or patios are available in select apartment homes.

Community Amenities

Does the community have a gym?

A two-story, 24-hour fitness center is available to residents of Griffis Lake Washington.

Is there a swimming pool or hot tub?

We have a year-round resort-style pool as well as an all-season spa.

Is this apartment community gated?

Griffis Lake Washington has a controlled access garage and controlled access gates.

Is there a business center or coworking space?

We offer co-working pods to support our residents who work from home.

Are there any common areas or social spaces for residents?

Griffis Lake Washington offers several common areas for residents to hang out and gather including an entertainment room, resident lounge, workshop and a year-round resort-style pool with an all-season spa.

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Fees and Deposits

Are there any additional fees or utilities not included in the rent?

Security Deposit - $200

Application fee - $50/person

Holding fee - None

Admin fee - $300

Pet deposit - $250/$375/$375

Pet fee - $250/$375/$375

Pet rent - $50/ea.

Package fee - $12.75/mo.

Parking - Parking space $60, EV charging space $125

Utilities – Residents will pay the utility provider directly for their use of gas and electric. Community utilities include water, sewer, storm water, common area gas and electric, valet trash, and green living.

Leasing and Payments

What documents are required for the leasing process?

Current government-issued photo identification and social security number (if applicable).

Are there any income requirements or credit checks?

Total household gross income of 2.5 times the rent

Income verification and a credit screening are required.

Can I sublet my apartment?

Subletting is not permitted per the terms of the lease agreement.

Please contact the leasing office to discuss an early lease termination or adding an additional leaseholder.

Do I need renters insurance?

Yes, residents are required to provide proof of insurance coverage with a minimum of $100,000 liability coverage.

How do I pay rent?

Paying your rent online is quick and easy through our resident portal.

Resident Portal
What are the accepted methods of rent payment?

Paying your rent online via credit card, debit card, or direct debit (ACH) is quick and easy through our resident portal. We also accept e-money orders, personal checks, cashier’s checks and money orders.

When are rent payments due by?

Rent payments are due by the 1st of the month. Late rent payments will incur a fee of 10% of the total due. Certified funds may be required for late rent payments.


Are there recreational trails nearby?

There are several recreational trails near our community that you can explore. Here are a few options:

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is a large waterfront park situated on the southeastern shore of Lake Washington. The park features walking paths, picnic areas, and beautiful views of the lake. It offers a pleasant environment for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.

Lake Washington Boulevard runs along the eastern shore of Lake Washington and offers a scenic route for outdoor recreation. It's a popular trail that provides stunning lake views and access to various parks and beaches along the way.

The Cedar River Trail is a multi-use trail that stretches for about 17 miles from Renton to Landsburg Park near Maple Valley. It follows the Cedar River and offers a tranquil pathway. The trail passes through scenic landscapes and is known for its wildlife sightings.

Coulon Park Loop Trail: Within Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, there is a loop trail that offers a pleasant walk around the park. It provides views of Lake Washington, the park's amenities, and the surrounding natural beauty.

The May Creek Trail is located in the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, which is adjacent to Renton. This trail offers a moderate hike through forests and along May Creek, providing opportunities for exploring nature and enjoying the park's tranquil atmosphere.

Maintenance and Services

How do I submit a maintenance request?

Service requests may be submitted through our residential portal:

Resident Portal

Parking and Storage

Is electric car charging available at the community?

We offer limited electric parking spaces. Please speak with a leasing consultant for more details.


Are pets allowed at the community?

We welcome up to three pets per residence. Both cats and dogs are welcome, and we have no weight limits. Breed restrictions apply.

What pet-friendly amenities are available?

Our community offers an off-leash dog park and pet perks including a treat station, pet leashes and pet waste bags.

Nearby Apartment Communities

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