New Law Makes Taking a Default Judgment Against Tenants More Difficult

A recently enacted law requires all plaintiffs, including landlords, to provide evidence that defendants, including tenants, are not in military service before taking a default judgment.  This affects virtually all civil actions, including evictions.    Alternatively, the landlord may submit a declaration establishing that the landlord has no knowledge as to whether the tenant is […]

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Our eviction lawyer practices landlord-tenant law in King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston counties in the state of Washington.  We handle residential, commercial, and post-foreclosure evictions. We provide eviction service for landlords in residential eviction cases, and represent both landlord and tenant clients in commercial eviction cases. An experienced and reputable eviction lawyer will handle your eviction case from start to finish at a competitive rate.

Eviction.

If a tenant does not comply with the initial eviction notice, or does not voluntarily vacate at the end of the lease term, the landlord must litigate the eviction case in court (known as an unlawful detainer action).

Contact a landlord-tenant lawyer with any questions about how these laws affect you as a landlord.

 

New Landlord-Tenant Laws

Many new residential lanlord-tenant laws have been enacted at both the state and local levels. State law requires a 14-day notice for residential tenants and gives tenants more procedural rights in court. Seattle, Tacoma, Burien, and Federal Way have all enacted new landlord-tenant laws. With all the new laws it is more important than ever to consult with a lawyer before taking any action.

New Seattle Landlord-Tenant Laws

There are several new Seattle laws regarding residential landlord-tenant law, including:

  • Residential Eviction Moratorium
  • Commercial Eviction Moratorium
  • Inability to pay as a defense
  • Installment Rent Payment Plans
  • Winter Eviction Ban

Burien just cause eviction.

Burien residential landlords must have just cause to evict tenants. The Burien just cause eviction law is similar to the Seattle just cause eviction law.

 

Tacoma Residential Evictions

Tacoma residential landlord-tenant laws impose many requirements on landlords. These include

  • 60 days notice of rent increases
  • Giving all tenants a Landlord-Tenant Law Summary
  • Serving a Resources Guide with all eviction notices
  • accepting deposits in installments
  • 60 days notice to terminate month-to-month tenancies

Federal Way Eviction Laws

Federal Way has local eviction laws that limit grounds for eviction and require additional language in eviction notices.