Who pays for all of the legal expenses, the landlord or the tenant?
Initially, each side is responsible for compensating their own professional assistants. The landlord compensates his own attorney eviction service according to whatever contract he has made with them. If you have a written rental agreement, and it contains a clause which provides that the party who prevails in any litigation will recover attorney fees, then, whomever is left with possession of the rental unit at the conclusion of the case, is awarded a reimbursement for his attorney fees in the final judgment. This is nearly always the landlord. (Some older agreements provide that the landlord always recovers attorney fees, by law this is treated as if it provided that the prevailing party recovers.) GOOD FOR 10 YEARS! There are two important factors to remember before too much enthusiasm is generated about this possibility. First, nearly all courts have published and follow “preapproved attorney fee schedules” which limit the amount of attorney fees which can be recovered in the event