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.
- Service of Notice. Must serve correctly.
- 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. The laws in the State of Washington changed dramatically in 2021. In most cases, a landlord can only evict for “just cause”. See RCW 59.18.650.
For non-payment of rent cases, before filing a lawsuit, a landlord must participate in a Repayment Program. See RCW 59.18.660.
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) $100 per tenant; Filing fee ($86.50 - $198.50); Ex Parte Fee ($41.50); Writ fee ($20 - $22); Sheriff fee (estimate) $100 per tenant. Costs vary by County.