Landlord-Tenant Law

If you have a legal matter regarding landlord-tenant law in South King County, including Auburn, Covington, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Renton or Tukwila, or Seattle, Bellevue or Tacoma, Hanis Irvine Prothero's landlord-tenant attorney's can help.

The Landlord-Tenant Act contains specific procedural steps for landlords to follow when evicting tenants. Landlord-Tenant attorneys require an understanding of the Landlord-Tenant Act and being up-to-date on the constant changes being made in tenant laws.

The landlord-tenant attorneys at Hanis Irvine Prothero, have the knowledge and tools to navigate those procedures, making the process smooth, quick, and cost effective for our clients, saving them time and money.

The Landlord-Tenant Act guides both residential and commercial leases. When dealing with residential leases, it is important to understand the requirements of the Act in order to create an effective lease agreement, as well as how to properly enforce the lease. This is particularly important when it is necessary to evict a tenant. Brian Hanis will help prevent unnecessary headaches by working with landlords throughout the process, addressing issues involving deposits, utilities, and timely receipt of payment when creating the landlord-tenant relationship through a lease agreement. We also provide the proper notices and guidance through the unlawful detainer action process, including arrangements with the Sheriff when a physical eviction is required.

In most respects, commercial leases are guided more by the terms of the lease agreement than by statutes. It is important to understand the impact a commercial lease may have on an individual or business before entering into one. Our attorneys' experience in creating and dealing with commercial leases can help both landlords and tenants in understanding the impact of such leases, and in foreseeing issues that may arise in the future, helping to prevent them from occurring.

Our landlord-tenant attorneys will evaluate the individual situation to determine the most reasonable and efficient resolution to what is often a highly stressful and urgent conflict. Our attorneys will personally handle the services of all necessary and appropriate notices; will submit in a timely manner all paperwork required by the Court; will note, attend, and argue at any required hearings on the matter; and will represent you fully in all stages of the process. This ensures that our clients can keep their focus on the other tasks necessary to run a successful business of leasing space. Please contact Brian Hanis if we can be of assistance to you with your landlord-tenant matter.