Helping Landlords And Property Owners With Evictions In Texas
Disputes between landlords and tenants, both residential and commercial, sometimes escalate to the point that eviction becomes the only viable solution to the problem. Most often, the dispute centers on unpaid rent, property damage or both.
At Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we represent landlords and property owners with all types of real estate and lease-related disputes. Our Austin-area practice focuses largely on landlord rights, helping commercial landlords and residential landlords take steps to protect their bottom lines when tenants do not fulfill their obligations.
For your free initial consultation, please call 512-298-6672 or contact our firm online. We have office locations in Austin and Dripping Springs and provide legal assistance to residential and commercial clients throughout the surrounding areas.
Understanding Evictions Under the Texas Property Code
Texas law is very specific when it comes to the procedures property owners must use when they evict tenants. Failure to follow all the steps can expose a landlord to liability and costly litigation. As an experienced eviction lawyer serving Hays, Williamson and Travis counties, I ensure that my clients do things by the book. For example:
- A landlord must give the tenant at least three days’ written notice to vacate, unless the lease says differently.
- In order to ensure the tenant receives proper notice, one of several specific methods must be used.
- If the tenant does not vacate by the specified date, the landlord can file a lawsuit.
- If the landlord wins the case and the tenant does not appeal within five days, the landlord can take possession of the property on the sixth day with the help of the sheriff.
Issues Related To Evictions In Texas
Our firm also helps clients with a variety of issues that often come up before or after an eviction takes place. There may be complaints that a tenant has damaged property, or a tenant may make accusations that the landlord failed to repair certain problems (water leaks, broken air conditioning).
After an eviction, some of the tenant’s property may still be inside the building. If a landlord wants to take possession of that property and use it to satisfy unpaid rent, there are specific steps that must be taken. We will help ensure that you follow the procedures properly.
Contact Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., For A Free Consultation
If you are a property owner and believe you need to take steps to evict a tenant, the Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., can help. Call 512-298-6672 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can best help you.