Carr Law Utah is now powered by the Law Offices of James H. Woodall, PLLC. The Law Offices of James H. Woodall, PLLC has been among the leaders in Utah foreclosures for nearly a decade. Primarily, we provide eviction services to large banks and their servicers. However, in 2013, we began branching out and offering our services to landlords, property managers, HOAs, and anyone else. We have streamlined the eviction process and unlike many eviction law firms in Utah, we don’t bill for each document that is prepared. Our rates are simple. We charge a flat rate of $250 per eviction. There are three costs associated with a standard eviction:
1) If the occupant refuses to vacate after Notice is posted, you will need to file a Complaint and Summons. The Utah Court filing fee is $75 when damages are under $2,000, $185 when damages are between $2,000 and $9,999 and $360 when damages are above $10,000. (**damages are usually the total of past due rent, late fees, etc.)
2) Also not included in the $250 is the expense of service and posting. After the Notice to Vacate, Complaint, Summons and Writ of Restitution are prepared, they need to be posted on the property or served on the occupant (depending on the document). We use an independent process server who charges on average $55 each time he goes to the property (actual charges are based on distance from the local county courthouse). You can eliminate this expense by using your own process server. You cannot avoid the expense of having a constable or sheriff forcibly remove the occupant if he or she refuses to vacate even after the Court order. This generally costs $75.00.
3) Finally, if an appearance in Court is required, there is an additional charge of $150 for one of our attorneys to appear on your behalf.
Our process is fast. Our number one concern is pushing through the eviction process as quickly as possible. For that reason, we prepare the Notice to Vacate within 24 hours of receiving the referral from a client. In most cases, as long as the referral is received by 5pm, it is prepared the same business day. Depending on whether your situation requires a three or five day Notice, a Complaint for Eviction is filed either on day four or day six. The occupant then has three days to answer. Following that period, on day ten we file the necessary documents to request a Writ of Restitution. In most cases, the documents are prepared several days in advance so that you don’t have to wait. There are only two delays that are out of our control. First, sometimes the process server will delay a couple of days in getting the documents served or posted. Second, sometimes the court will delay a couple of days to sign the final documents. We guarantee that a delay will never be caused by our office. We will hit each deadline within 24 hours, or we will not charge any of our fees. Generally, you should expect the process to take anywhere from 12 to 28 days depending on the circumstances of the eviction.
If you are looking for a Utah Eviction Lawyer, you have come to the right place. We geniunly believe that our service is the best Eviction Service in Utah. If you have any questions, or you would like to sit down with one of our eviction attorneys, you may call our Office phone number at 801-254-9450. One of our secretaries will answer and you can ask to speak with a Utah eviction attorney. If you are calling after hours, please call Brad Carr at (801) 810-7002.