SEATTLE EVICTION SERVICES

King, Pierce, Snohomish

Seaevict@gmail.com

(206) 486-5366

Attorney Fee: $400 to $600

Costs: $350 to $500

The Eviction Process in Five Steps

STEP 1: EVICTION NOTICE

Eviction notices can be a 3 day Pay Rent or Vacate notice, 10 day notice to Comply or vacate,  or  a 20 day notice to Terminate the tenancy.

$25.00 Attorney Fee + $75.00 Process Service

STEP 2: SUMMONS & COMPLAINT

These documents start the lawsuit, and they must be personally served on the tenants. The Tenants will have a minimum seven (7) days to respond to the lawsuit.

$75.00 Attorney Fee + $75.00 Process Service

STEP 3: FILING CASE & ORDERS

The amounts will depend on whether the Tenant responds to the lawsuit.  If the tenant fails to respond to lawsuit, we will ask for an order to evict based on Tenant's default.  If the tenant responds to the lawsuit, we must schedule a show cause hearing, on ten (10) days notice.   

Order of Default: $300.00 Attorney Fee + $145.00 Court Costs

Order to Show Cause: $100.00 Attorney Fee + $237.00 Court Costs

STEP 4: COURT APPEARANCE

At the hearing, we will ask the court for an order to Evict.  If the tenant does not appear at the hearing, we would get the order to Evict by default. The Tenants may have free legal representation, and the case may get resolved by agreement.  If the Tenants did not respond to the lawsuit, no hearing is needed, and we can skip this step.

 $375.00 Attorney Fee + $25.00 Writ Fee

STEP 5: SHERIFF FEE

The Sheriff's Office Civil Units handles the Eviction in their county.  The actual rate varies based on mileage. The sheriff posts a Writ of Restitution on the property, and gives the tenant three (3) days to vacate voluntarily.  If the tenant does not vacate, the sheriff will return to do the physical eviction.        

King: $115.00 (min) Pierce : $85.00 (min) Snohomish: $207.00