THE EVICTION PROCESS DESCRIBED BELOW CURRENTLY DOES NOT APPLY DUE TO THE EVICTION MORATORIUM IN PLACE AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
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 in most instances. The amount of the fee is dependent upon whether the tenant fails to respond to the lawsuit (uncontested case), or answers in writing and requests a hearing (contested case).
For a quote, please contact us to discuss your particular case.
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.