My question involves an eviction in the state of: Washington
I gave them 5 days to pay or quit, then 3 days to quit, but they refuse to pay. They owe for December's rent (check bounced), late charges December till now, and for my overdraft fees resulting from their bounced check. We've been on month-to-month for about seven months.
I've looked around here for a guide, but there doesn't seem to be anything Washington-specific. The Snoho Law Library used to sell a packet, but it was made by an attorney in Clark County and some of his procedures are wrong for Snohomish County.
I know I need to file in Superior Court, probably a Summons for Unlawful Detainer. But in my research I find lots of other documents like "Complaint for Unlawful Detainer", "Affidavit of Service for Notice of Unlawful Detainer", "Order for Defendant to Show Cause", "Motion and Affidavit (and Order) for Order of Default", "Writ (and Order) of Restitution", "Praecipe for Writ of Restitution", "Request for Storage of Personal Property".
Maybe I need to file the Summons and Complaint docs? Is the affidavit, to swear that I've given them 3 days' notice, and must it go with the Complaint?
How must the docs be served in Snoho county? By Sheriff, Constable, or CMRRR? How far down should I schedule the hearing?
I did get the rent for January and deposited it, but before I got notice that their December check had bounced. I certainly won't get rent for February, so must include that plus its late charges to the hearing in my action as well. I guess I have to wait until they're out, before I can file suit for any damages.
Any input appreciated.