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? Eviction cost (by Mick [CA]) Oct 12, 2021 2:13 PM
       ? Eviction cost (by dino [CA]) Oct 12, 2021 3:19 PM
       ? Eviction cost (by myob [GA]) Oct 12, 2021 3:57 PM
       ? Eviction cost (by S i d [MO]) Oct 12, 2021 4:16 PM
       ? Eviction cost (by Moshe [CA]) Oct 12, 2021 4:20 PM
       ? Eviction cost (by Ken [NY]) Oct 12, 2021 5:14 PM
       ? Eviction cost (by P.B. [MI]) Oct 12, 2021 6:46 PM
       ? Eviction cost (by P.B. [MI]) Oct 12, 2021 6:48 PM
       ? Eviction cost (by Doogie [KS]) Oct 12, 2021 6:53 PM
       ? Eviction cost (by Robert J [CA]) Oct 12, 2021 10:04 PM
       ? Eviction cost (by Steve [MA]) Oct 13, 2021 6:23 AM
       ? Eviction cost (by mick [CA]) Oct 14, 2021 12:11 PM

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? Eviction cost (by Mick [CA]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 2:13 PM

Curious to know what is the average cost of eviction in your city/state?

Iím in San Diego and the quotes Iím getting are $2k uncontested. If tenant files an answer (contested) & case goes to trial, then tack on an hourly $400 attorney fee. My last eviction was 5 years ago & the flat rate was $1k-ish. --184.176.xx.xxx

? Eviction cost (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 3:19 PM

It has been a while since I needed to evict but that amount seems too high for uncontested eviction.

In highly populated area such as San Diego, I think it is important to find good and experienced attorney that is in court regularly for evictions. That way they are often heading to court for other cases on the same day as yours and the cost can be less as a result. If they don't give you the benefit of that, I would not do business with that type of person.


? Eviction cost (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 3:57 PM

Cost legal wise? 100.00 to file-- 25 additional to Efile. Uncontested additional 25.00 for Sheriff. Set out crew is 875.00-- that's weather they lift a stick of furnature or not-- cause you have to have them when sheriff shows up.

If contested our atty get 85.00. We use the apt complexes atty who's always there in court. We arranged that long before-- like years ago.

We do file our own initial non pay court papers-- its only when tenant answer's that atty kicks in. --66.133.xx.xx

? Eviction cost (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 4:16 PM

$400 for my attorney to file all papers, and that includes court costs and a special process server.

Add $100 - $150 if the tenant shows up and demands "their day in court". Then we go to trial and I get to show up and waste a half day of vacation. If I don't have to testify (trial), I don't go just for the slam dunk uncontested hearings.

I've been to court 4 times in 16 years. Some LL's have done better, but I know some who have done MUCH worse! With my attorney, we have never lost a case. We get possession and judgment granting for all funds we ask for.

I have an LLC, so we have to hire an attorney to represent us. The cost for their help is about $200 of the $400 total, so I'd only be saving $200 by doing it myself. The other $200 is court fees, process server, etc. Worth it to avoid wasting half a day in court and hassling with filing, serving papers, etc. --108.230.xxx.xx

? Eviction cost (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 4:20 PM

My attorney (VVG) used to charge about $600 for an uncontested eviction (if contested, its on an hourly basis).

I notice that he recently replaced that price on his website with a notice that "In these Covid-19 times, the attorney fees are determined by the type of case that needs to be filed."


? Eviction cost (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 5:14 PM

$500 if my attorney does it.I used to do them myself and it was only $45 to file the paperwork --72.231.xxx.xxx

? Eviction cost (by P.B. [MI]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 6:46 PM

In my state it depends on the monetary amount you are asking for. $55.00 up to $145.00.

If it is for just lease violations it is $55.00 for court and in either case it is usually about another $55.00 for the process server.

What is frustrating is the time it has been taking to evict.

I started a 30 day notice to quit or regain possession on July 1st, and I just completed mediation yesterday. She will move out next month in November.

Our judge will not listen to any evidence. Not texts, photos, documentations, etc.

He shoves all L/T cases to Mediation and if not resolved another court date is set and he again shoves it to mediation. It has become a very frustrating time, as in our state the T is top dog.

I can hardly wait for our judge to retire. we had a good one before, but then she retired. i sure miss her as she had a backbone. --67.22.x.xxx

? Eviction cost (by P.B. [MI]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 6:48 PM

The costs above are doing it yourself without an attorney. Don't know about those costs as I have never used an attorney. --67.22.x.xxx

? Eviction cost (by Doogie [KS]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 6:53 PM

$196 to file and serve the tenant. If they want their day in court, add $90. Then, $80 for a court office to do the lock out. Court officer used to be $50, but they raised their rate as soon as the eviction moratorium was lifted. I can have the sheriff do it for free, but their process is not good. They put a notice on the door saying they will remove them in 10 days, so they need to start moving. Then, AT LEAST 10 days later, they will call and schedule the lock out with me. It could take 10 days to 3 weeks. I have to pay the $80 to hire the court officer, but it's done the same day I get judgement, next day at the latest.

This is all handled through my attorney. I just email them the 3 day notice after the 3 days is expired and they take it from there. --70.179.xxx.xxx

? Eviction cost (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 10:04 PM

Several of my eviction attorney's base their standard rates based on the amount of your tenants rent. The cut off is around $1500 to $2000 per month. So the minimum starts at $650 and then rises to $2200 per case uncontested. --47.155.xx.xxx

? Eviction cost (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Oct 13, 2021 6:23 AM

In MA from start to finish if & that's a big IF things go smoothly from start to finish a non payment DIY eviction cost the LL $200.00 - $300.00 for service & court fees. If there is a lot of pushback from the tenants, then including notices, court fees, moving fees, storage fees & of course lost rent it can easily cost thousands of dollars. If you require the services of an attorney add at least another $1,500.00 - $6,000.00. IMO the real issue isn't so much the money but rather the time it takes to regain your unit. Pre-covid the time frame for a simple eviction was 4-6 weeks currently the exact same eviction is 2-4 months & can easily run more that a year if things aren't done correctly. --71.184.xxx.xxx

? Eviction cost (by mick [CA]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2021 12:11 PM

I get the feeling that CA lawyers are trying to make up for the court closures for the last 18 months. --184.176.xx.xxx

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