Washington Eviction Process

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Court Makes it Easier for Tenants to Delay Eviction

Sometimes tenants fail to respond to an eviction summons, or fail to appear for a hearing only to later appear in court and ask the court to give them another hearing date and to stay the eviction in the meantime. Landlords and their attorneys often get little or no notice […]

Free Tenant Attorneys Return to Pierce County

In residential evictions in some Washington counties the tenant can get a free attorney. All Pierce County eviction cases are heard in the Superior Court in Tacoma. Several years ago free attorneys were available to residential tenants in Tacoma, then the free attorney service disappeared for a few years–perhaps an […]

An Attorney is Required in Court for LLCs and Corporations

Any LLC or corporation appearing as a party in a lawsuit must be represented by an attorney. A non-lawyer cannot represent a professional services corporation, even if he or she is the corporation’s sole director, officer, and shareholder. This rule applies in eviction cases (a.k.a. unlawful detainer actions), and applies […]