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Seattle Landlord Attorney

While Washington state landlord-tenant law applies in Seattle, Seattle also has a comprehensive body of residential landlord-tenant law you must also comply with. This includes the Seattle just cause eviction ordinance, relocation assistance, the requirement that every residential landlord give the tenant an information packet at the beginning of the tenancy, and many more landlord-tenant rules and regulations applicable only in Seattle.  

In recent years Seattle has passed several new landlord-tenant laws, including caps on move-in fees and a first-in-time law requiring Seattle residential landlords to offer a rental unit to the first qualified tenant applicant. 

It is best to retain an attorney who practices in and is familiar with Seattle landlord-tenant law and procedures.

For Seattle residential evictions, be sure to use our Seattle eviction notice forms.  For Seattle commercial evictions, use the Washington eviction notice forms.

We have two eviction plans, Fast Track Eviction and Pay-as-You-Go Eviction. Fast Track Eviction is more aggressive and, while it costs more up front, usually saves time and money. Pay-as-You-Go Eviction costs less up front and will save you money if the tenant does not resist the eviction and just “gives up” early in the process.   Many tenants will answer the summons and complaint, if only to buy time.  Therefore, a Fast Track Eviction approach is sometimes more effective.

We can handle the eviction from notice through hearing, if necessary, at a competitive rate. There is no eviction service middleman – who often is not an attorney, cannot give legal advice, and whose fees may be in addition to an attorney.

Most landlords choose to serve the eviction notice themselves. Using the appropriate eviction notice and serving the eviction notice correctly is important for a faster and smoother eviction process.