Landlord Evictions Attorney Tacoma, WA
At our Law Firm we:
- Represent LANDLORDS ONLY.
- Have over 30 years experience.
- Have literally handled 1,000s of cases.
- Process evictions quickly and cost effectively.
- Know the procedures, laws and Court cases that apply.
- Notice. Must first give tenants Notice. Click here for forms.
- Service of Notice. Must serve correctly. Click for instructions.
- Lawsuit served if tenants fail to comply with Notice.
- If tenants do not respond to Lawsuit in one week, a Court Order is obtained for $ owed and for Sherriff to process eviction.
- Sheriff serves eviction (Writ) next day. Gives tenants one week.
- If tenants do not move out, Sheriff will schedule date and time for eviction. Client is responsible for having tenants personal property moved while Sheriff is present.
Note: If the tenants answer the Lawsuit, the case becomes contested which requires a Court hearing with the tenants present. Typically, such a case takes 10 days longer to resolve than an uncontested case.
While most legal services are performed for an hourly fee, we process evictions for our clients on a fixed fee basis. The amount of the fee is dependent upon whether the tenants fail to respond to the lawsuit (uncontested case), or answer in writing and request a hearing (contested case).
If tenants vacate and case is not filed: $475 plus costs; uncontested case filed $775 plus costs; contested case $1,075 plus costs.
Process server (estimate) $75; Filing fee ($86.50 - $198.50); Ex Parte Fee ($41.50); Writ fee ($20 - $22); Sheriff fee $115 - $200). Costs vary by County.
Services to be provided are as set forth in Attorney Fee Agreement.
FAQ’s re: Rights of Tenants: Go to www.washingtonlawhelp.org
NOTE: YOU AGREE THAT THE FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE PROVIDED AS A COURTESY, AND USE OF THE SAME DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE GIVING OF LEGAL ADVICE.