As a landlord, you want to be able to quickly evict tenants who break the rules and violate your contract. You have been through an eviction in the past, but it was years ago. Laws change, and you want to make sure you don't spend more time or money on this matter than is necessary.
One of the things you might want to look for when you search for an attorney to help you is one that offers unbundled legal services. Unbundled legal services are services that are offered individually instead of as a group. For example, one attorney may offer to help you with the eviction from start to finish. If you already have the paperwork in order, you may not want to pay them to do that paperwork all over again.
Unbundled services may be helpful by helping you reduce how much time the attorney spends on your specific case. You might hire the attorney only for court, or you may ask them only to assist you with filing the initial paperwork.
Financially speaking, unbundled legal services are usually cheaper, so long as you don't need the full gamut of services that you'd be turning down.
How do you know that unbundled services will work for you?
If you have a smaller budget but still want legal guidance, then unbundled support may be a good option for you. If you've already been through an eviction with tenants in the past and have some legal experience, then working with an attorney who can “fill in the blanks” may be the right choice.
Unbundled services are usually less time-intensive for the attorney in question, so the pricing is lower. You'll spend less time together, but you'll also be able to get the help you need with the parts of the eviction process that you don't think you can do on your own.
Not every attorney offers these services, so it's important to ask up front. As with any service, you should ask about hourly costs, flat rates and other expenses that may add up if you choose to work with an attorney to handle your legal issue.