Forcible Entry and Detainer in Texas

As a landlord, you will from time to time, encounter a tenant who refuses to vacate a premises. While a landlord has a right to evict a tenant in such a situation, it is important to ensure that proper procedure as required by the Texas Property Cod...

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3 steps to follow as a landlord in Texas

Following landlord-tenant laws is crucial to being a responsible property manager. If you fulfill your legal responsibilities you will spend far less time dealing with disputes and lawsuits. Knowing the rights of your tenants and  understanding the ...

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TxDOT working to prevent wrong-way drivers on Dallas roads

There are many things that can go wrong when driving. You can encounter an intoxicated driver or a speeder, driving far too fast. There are fatigued drivers and those that are distracted by texting or some type of electronic device. One of the most f...

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Failure to return a security deposit

One of the benefits of renting is that expensive, large household purchases are uncommon. Instead of dropping a lump sum to the plumber or the appliance store, one of the largest checks you'll write is your security deposit. Even though you don't ha...

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Issues involving a commercial security deposit

For a tenant, when a lease ends, it always important to recover your security deposit. In many cases, it can be a substantial amount of money, especially if the lease involves a business's commercial property. A requirement for a security deposit, w...

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Do you know what you could lose?

The beginning of a new year is a good time to reassess your situation in many areas. You may feel you need to lose weight, exercise more, find a new job or some make some other significant change in your life. Even if you aren't ready to commit to a...

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What does “bad faith” actually mean?

When you file a claim with an insurance company, that company has a legal duty to act in good faith and deal with your claim fairly. The basis for this requirement lies in the fact that the insurers' control over claims processing gives them unequal ...

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