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Should I Sue My Tenant?

The decision about whether to file a lawsuit against a tenant can be challenging.  Ultimately, a Texas landlord attorney like me is not in the best position to make this decision.  You are.  So, this article is going to arm you with the information you will need to answer the question, “should I sue my tenant?” It’s the Principal Suing your tenant because you’re angry is a lousy basis to Read More

TENANT REQUESTED A JURY TRIAL – VICTORY FOR LANDLORD YESHUA C.

After Yeshua’s first attorney’s attempt to evict a pair of problem tenants fell apart, Yeshua’s new eviction jury trials.  The firm’s attorneys are both experienced and well trained in handling eviction jury trial, executed on a well-designed trial strategy, successfully educated the jury, absolutely punished one of the witnesses on the stand, and obtained for Yeshua a judgment for possession. Eviction Case Background Yeshua did everything right.  He rented his Garland, TX Read More

Eviction by Jury Trial – Information for Texas Landlords

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Evictions are a hassle.  They’re expensive and time-consuming.  But when your tenant requests a jury trial a whole different level of pain-in-my-neck (yes – I cleaned that up…). Let’s get right to it: your best and least expensive option in this situation is to pursue settlement aggressively.  Where settlement is not an option, you should seriously consider hiring my office to represent you in your eviction.  But, of course I’m Read More

Notice to Vacate: Delivering Outside is Now Permitted, but There’s a Catch….

A notice to vacate is a fairly innocuous thing.  Texas courts tend to give landlords a very wide berth when it comes to what is in a notice to vacate.  But delivering a notice to vacate is arguably the most common reason Property Managers and Apartment Community Managers receive dismissals from a Justice of the Peace. If you have managed lower or middle-income properties for a substantial period of time, Read More

Why a Landlord Should Never Appear at a Justice of the Peace Eviction Trial

The idea doesn’t initially make a lot of sense, does it?  If you struggle with the urge to keep a close eye on your eviction attorney, it may even be too much to bear.  But it’s a really, really bad idea for landlords to appear at an eviction trial before the Justice of the Peace. The Texas Legislature changed the rules that apply to Justice of the Peace Courts (where Read More