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Lawyer fees policy (by Rob [MA]) Jul 10, 2019 3:54 PM
       Lawyer fees policy (by Robert J [CA]) Jul 10, 2019 5:09 PM
       Lawyer fees policy (by Vee [OH]) Jul 10, 2019 6:22 PM
       Lawyer fees policy (by Laura [MD]) Jul 10, 2019 7:25 PM
       Lawyer fees policy (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 11, 2019 1:21 AM
       Lawyer fees policy (by bet [MA]) Jul 11, 2019 1:30 PM
       Lawyer fees policy (by RentsDue [MA]) Jul 12, 2019 3:00 PM
       Lawyer fees policy (by Rob [MA]) Jul 12, 2019 8:03 PM

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Lawyer fees policy (by Rob [MA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 3:54 PM
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Hello all,

New lease with attorney fees included and a rash of c class court visits with some working out w/ agreements and others not w/moving trucks. Call it house keeping long over due.

The situation is I get the attorney bill roughly 2/3 months after the fact and I'm not sure how to put on invoice. There is no changing him it is what it is.

So do I bill a flat court fee each time or wait for bill to roll around. On a move out it will be too late. Of course there are laws of averages as well.

New territory for me. I've been pro se from day 1.

This is in Ma if it matters. Of course policy is policy regardless.

Thanks I appreciate the input. --98.11.xxx.xxx




Lawyer fees policy (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 5:09 PM
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My lease only provides for $500 in attorney fee's, otherwise a tenant will get a contingency attorney that will try to sue the pants off of a landlord -- with deep pockets. Besides, tenants don't have a pot to piss in anyways and collecting from dead beat tenants isn't easy or very successful.

If my tenant has violations and is a problem, I don't try to work things out. Either they do what I request with a Notice to Perform, or I will simply evict.... --47.156.xx.xx




Lawyer fees policy (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 6:22 PM
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In my area the legal cost is added to the end of the damages when you win your case and interest also --76.188.xxx.xx




Lawyer fees policy (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Jul 10, 2019 7:25 PM
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Check your local laws, in some places assignment of legal fees in a rental lease is not legal.

--108.51.xxx.xxx




Lawyer fees policy (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 11, 2019 1:21 AM
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Rob,

Make an agreement for a flat fee BEFORE hiring the atty. I hear that many attys bill a flat rate for evictions.

I set up our LL assoc with an atty for $150 per appearance. Another atty approached and offered $450 for all appearances needed (Our state has a 2 hearing process, minimum).

The atty SHOULD HAVE had you sign a contract of some sort with fees listed BEFORE taking your case.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




Lawyer fees policy (by bet [MA]) Posted on: Jul 11, 2019 1:30 PM
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Is is possible to not use Att? Would the outcome be different? I only use them if a need serious sign of force or if I am out of town. Otherwise I handle on my own. I don't think lawyers will fight as hard as you would for yourself. Last court visit my lawyer lost 4 of of 5 cases for other landlords and he is good, but judge ruled against him. --73.227.xxx.xxx




Lawyer fees policy (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Jul 12, 2019 3:00 PM
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Here’s some irony: my lawyer told me not to put anything about attorney fees in a contract. If you do, the winning party will be awarded attorney fees. Not a good idea if you are not the winning party. I agree with bet ( MA) that there is a lot you can do without a lawyer. --71.10.xxx.xxx




Lawyer fees policy (by Rob [MA]) Posted on: Jul 12, 2019 8:03 PM
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Sadly in Ma the courts have started enforcing the old rule if your property is held by an entity you need to be represented by one. The poor attorneys must of been hungry --72.74.xxx.xx



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