Fast Track Eviction
In some circumstances it makes sense to file the eviction case prior to serving the initial pleadings, which we refer to as a “fast track” eviction. This may under certain circumstances expedite the eviction process. It costs more up front, but it can save time.
If the tenant wants to have a hearing, the tenant is legally entitled to a day in court. By simply responding to the summons, even if the defense is not meritorious, the tenant can delay the process by forcing the necessity of a hearing. By noting the hearing at the beginning the landlord may save time overall.
If there is a hearing, the fees and costs are the same whether you chose a “pay-as-you-go” or “fast-track” eviction strategy. But with the former if the tenant answers the complaint it will be almost inevitably be at the last moment. The “fast track” eviction strategy may avoid this delay tactic.
Also, note that the Fast Track Eviction deposit does not include serving the summons and complaint by posting and mailing should we not be able to obtain personal service. Alternative service is sometimes unavoidable and is legally required if personal service cannot be accomplished.
An attorney may not make false or misleading communication about the attorney or the attorney’s services. This includes unsubstantiated comparison of the attorney’s services or fees with the services or fees of other lawyers.
The term “fast track” is simply used to refer to a litigation strategy and does not indicate the attorney can obtain results faster than other lawyers employing the same litigation strategy.