My landlord is asking me to pay attorney fees for $550 in return for them dropping my eviction court case. Can they do that?
1 attorney answer
Dropping an eviction case would be a voluntary act on the part of the plaintiff, who can condition that act on anything , including payment of attorneys fees. For some tenants, there is great value in not having an eviction on a credit record, so paying the attorneys fees might make sense. On the other hand, if the rent was brought current before the case was filed, the eviction action may fail and no attorneys fees awarded. Review by local experienced landlord/tenant counsel or Idaho Legal Aid Services would be very helpful.
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