SEATTLE EVICTION SERVICES

King, Pierce and Snohomish

(206) 486-5366

Keon@seattlelegalhelp.org

"RECLAIM YOUR HOME"

Since 2012, Our Law Office has served Western Washington,  handling solely Evictions and Landlord-Tenant disputes. 

 Free Phone Consultation 

Hours:  Mon-Saturday 8 AM - 8 PM

The Eviction Process in Five Steps

Our office divides the Eviction process into five (5)steps.  Not every case needs to go through all five (5) steps.  There is an attorney flat (fixed) fee for each step.  You do not pay the fees all at once.  Instead, you pay the amount required for each step, in advance of that step.   The costs vary slightly depending on the case, and may be invoiced separately.   

Attorney Flat Fee:  $550 to $875

Typical Costs:  $350 to $500

STEP 1: EVICTION NOTICE 

The Eviction process begin with service of an eviction notice.  The most common notices are "14 day Pay Rent or Vacate notice" and a "20 day notice to Terminate the tenancy."  

$125.00 Attorney Flat Fee + 

$75.00 Process Service

STEP 3: FILING CASE & ORDERS

The amount of this step depends on whether the tenants respond to the lawsuit.  If the tenant do not respond, we  must motion the court for an automatic (default) eviction (Step 4 skipped).  If the do tenant respond, we must schedule a court (show cause) hearing on ten (10) days notice. (Step 4).

Order of Default:

$425.00 Attorney Flat Fee + 

$150.00 Court Costs

OR

Order to Show Cause:

$225.00 Attorney Flat Fee +

$250.00 Court Costs

 

STEP 2: SUMMONS & COMPLAINT

The Lawsuit starts with personal service of a summons and complaint on the tenants. The Tenants will then have a minimum seven (7) days to respond from the date of service

$125.00 Attorney FlatFee + 

$75.00 Process Service

STEP 4: COURT APPEARANCE

This step is only required if the Tenants responded to the lawsuit. We will request that the court sign an eviction order.  The tenant will be able to raise any defenses.  If the tenant does not appear, we will get the eviction order by default.

 $525.00 Attorney Fee +

 $25.00 Writ Fee

STEP 5: SHERIFF FEE

The Sheriff's Office Civil Unit handles eviction in their county.  The actual rate varies based on mileage and number of occupants. The sheriff posts a "Writ of Restitution" on the property.  If the tenant does not vacate, the sheriff will return three (3)days later to for the physical eviction.        

King: $150.00  Pierce : $200.00  Snohomish: $250.00