Landlord/Tenant relationships can be tricky to navigate. Both parties have certain obligations and duties. If you are experiencing difficulties with a landlord or tenant and would like guidance in understanding your rights and obligations, our attorneys would be happy to discuss the issues with you and take further action if necessary. Texas Landowner Law Firm can help in various areas, including:
Unfortunately, evicting a tenant is sometimes the best solution to an ongoing problem. The landlord has the right to evict for violating conditions of the lease agreement, failure to pay rent, excessive damage to the premises, interfering with the neighbors' enjoyment of their property, and refusing to move when the lease term has ended. If the landlord needs to evict a tenant, the following outlines the steps of the eviction process:
The landlord may issue a notice to vacate just one day after the tenant has failed to pay rent. The landlord may file the eviction suit 3 days after giving a notice to vacate, sometimes called an eviction notice. The eviction process takes 25 days at minimum, but it will likely require 4 to 5 weeks to complete due to court scheduling.
No, you do not need a lawyer to evict a tenant in Texas. However, unless you are well versed in the Rules of Civil Procedure and comfortable in court, it is recommended you hire a Texas Eviction Attorney. Representing yourself could lead to significant delays in removing the tenant and therefore, lost profits and possible damage to your property.