Commonly Used Forms

Below are most of the forms that our clients need to begin an eviction.
Just a note to remind you: if the tenant in question is a subsidized tenant (i.e. Section 8), you will need to use the Section 8 form.

For more information regarding the use of these forms, please refer to the FAQs.

 

Please note that we are changing to new software, and that will require a single email with a single attachment per email.   Any new evictions to start will require a separate email per new eviction with a single attachment with all of the required forms– the notice, lease, ledger, and application for tenancy.   

All general emails should be sent to info@puckettredford.com

Please email info@puckettredford.com

For submission of any new cases and other documents, including cancellations, declarations, sheriff forms, and general questions.

Please complete this form, and email it with the requested documents to begin any eviction action: CLICK HERE

 

THE FORMS ON THIS WEBSITE DO NOT CONTAIN ANY CITY-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE THAT SOME CITY ORDINANCES ARE REQUIRING BE INCLUDED ON ANY EVICTION NOTICES. YOU CAN CALL OUR OFFICE FOR THAT SPECIFIC LANGUAGE TO BE ADDED TO ANY FORM. THE FORMS ON THIS WEBSITE DO NOT CONTAIN ANY CITY-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE THAT SOME CITY ORDINANCES ARE REQUIRING BE INCLUDED ON ANY EVICTION NOTICES. YOU CAN CALL OUR OFFICE FOR THAT SPECIFIC LANGUAGE TO BE ADDED TO ANY FORM. ANY LANGUAGE SET OUT BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE CITY AT ANY TIME.

 

THE LANGUAGE NEEDED FOR THE CITY OF SEATTLE:

The required language below is required on any eviction notice in the city of Seattle. Note that the first sentence must be bold and all caps and the entire disclosure language cannot be smaller than 12 point type.

RIGHT TO LEGAL COUNSEL: CITY LAW PROVIDES RENTERS WHO ARE UNABLE TO PAY FOR ANATTORNEY THE RIGHT TO FREE LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN AN EVICTION LAWSUIT. If you need help understanding this notice or information about your renter rights, call the Renting in Seattle Helpline at (206) 684-5700 or visit the web site at www.seattle.gov/rentinginseattle

If you cannot pay rent, during or within 6 months after the end of the Mayor’s moratorium on evictions, your inability to pay is a defense to eviction that you may raise in court. If you cannot pay rent due during the civil emergency proclaimed by Mayor Durkan on March 3, 2020, your inability to pay is a defense to eviction that you may raise in court. City law requires a landlord to offer a reasonable schedule for repayment of unpaid rent that accrued between March 3, 2020, and six months following the termination of the civil emergency proclaimed by Mayor Durkan on March 3, 2020. If your landlord does not offer such a repayment plan or give you 14 days to accept a reasonable repayment plan before proceeding with an unlawful detainer action, you may raise this as a defense to eviction in court.

 

THE LANGUAGE NEEDED FOR THE CITY OF FEDERAL WAY:
If you are a Veteran of the U.S. Military, you may be able to access housing resources by calling 2-1-1 or contacting the King County Veterans Program for assistance with rent, relocation, or other support services.

 

UNINCORPORATED KING COUNTY:
Any community located in unincorporated King County is required to have the following language on any 14 day pay or vacate notice. The language must be in 16 point type and be in bold.
“Pursuant to RCW 58.12.030(3), you have fourteen days to pay the rent required by this notice. After fourteen days, the landlord is required by RCW 59.18.410(2) to allow you to pay the rent up to five court days after a judgement in an eviction proceeding, but you may be subject to a late fee, if a late fee is required in the rental agreement and any court costs incurred at the time of payment. Attorneys’ fees may also be requested by the landlord and may be awarded to the landlord by a judge.”

 

THE LANGUAGE NEEDED FOR THE CITY OF KIRKLAND:
The required language below is required on any 14-day eviction notice in the city of Kirkland. Note that must be bold and the entire disclosure language cannot be smaller than 12-point type.

You may not be evicted for rent that became due during the City of Kirkland’s Proclamation of Emergency if your rent was unpaid because of a substantial reduction in household income or a substantial increase in expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This does not relieve you of the obligation to pay back rent in the future. For more information for renters or landlords, call (425) 587-3326 or go tohousinqhelp@kirklandwa.gov.

 

 

 

All forms can be printed out for our clients’ use.