Texas landlords must follow strict eviction procedures. Self-help remedies like locking out the tenant, canceling utilities, or even removing doors, windows, or possessions may trigger legal issues that need the guidance of a Waco eviction lawyer. Eviction lawsuits, which the law calls forcible entry and detainer, are brought by landlords to regain possession of the property. Texas justice courts have jurisdiction over these matters.
Waco Eviction Procedure
Texas’ eviction process includes strict requirements involving notices, affidavits, and technical pleading requirements. A Texas statute is the primary law that governs evictions. The steps outlined in Texas Property Code Chapter 24 include:
- Posting a three day Notice to Vacate
- Filing the eviction suit in Justice Court
- Attending a hearing for the eviction
- Receiving a Writ of Possession/Judgment
- Constable posting a 24 Hour Notice and then
- Constable removes occupant
While this is a rough outline of the necessary foreclosure process, the reality is those notice requirements, IRS liens, bankruptcies, military service of the borrower, and other laws make foreclosure an exceptionally technical procedure. Whether you are in the position of borrower or lender, it is wise to use a Waco eviction attorney to navigate Texas’s foreclosure process.
Waco Eviction Attorney
The Waco real estate attorney handling an eviction should thoroughly understand the law as to how the eviction process operates. Both the landlord and tenant are provided certain rights when it comes to a Texas eviction. Whether an eviction goes forward is depends on the infraction of the tenant. The lawyer you choose must understand the nuances of eviction law, so your life is less complicated. Call Dunnam & Dunnam at 254-753-6437 to talk about your Waco eviction matter.
Vance Dunnam Jr. is board certified in residential real estate law and commercial real estate law, making him a real estate law specialist.