The eviction process in Texas

The eviction process in Texas

Large or small, luxurious or modest, your home should be a place where you feel safe and comfortable. It is where your family is, where your pets live and where you keep your most valuable possessions. Considering all that people have under their ro...

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5 ways to deal with a difficult landlord

5 ways to deal with a difficult landlord

If you are renting a place to live in, it is important that you have a good relationship with your landlord. They will deal with any problems you have or any who have problems with you. A good landlord helps ensure that everything in your home runs s...

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What is considered ‘normal wear and tear’?

If you rent property, you likely signed a lease and put a deposit down in order to do so. In that lease, you may have noticed language stating that a landlord can keep portions of the security deposit to cover repairs and damage outside of normal wea...

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4 essential steps to take in vacating a property

If you are getting ready to vacate a property because of the end of your lease or an eviction, the process can be overwhelming to say the least. Moving all of your belongings, finding a new home or storefront and ending your relationship with your fo...

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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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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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