Landlord & Tenant
Here, at the Law Firm of Keith A. Cothroll we represent both the landlord and tenant in residential tenancy evictions and other matters.
NOTICE TO VACATE IS REQUIRED! The Texas Property Code requires your notice to vacate to be in writing and to provide three days to the tenant for them to move out PRIOR to filing a suit for eviction. You must also post this notice to the door or send it certified mail. Judges are likely to throw out eviction proceedings for notices that don’t comply with the law so be sure to hire someone who knows how to write them. Here at The Law Firm of Keith A. Cothroll, we know how to prepare those letters so that your preliminary steps to evict are taken care of.
EVICTION PROCEEDING: Tenants, the eviction proceeding is not your opportunity to debate your landlord’s failure to repair or other disputes that you may have. The court only wants to know if you owe the rent or not. Landlords, if you prevail in your lawsuit, you will obtain a writ of possession from the court.
FORCIBLE ENTRY AND DETAINER SUITS: Can be utilized to evict someone if they stay past their welcome and do not have any other right to possession such as being on the deed or mortgage. The notice to vacate is still three days prior to filing suit.
THESE CASES ARE TRICKY! IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED LAW FIRM THAT UNDERSTANDS THE PROPERTY CODE. Call The Law Firm of Keith A. Cothroll at 832-402-4440 for further information!!!
TENANT DISPUTES: Tenants, you have rights as well if the Landlord doesn’t make reasonable repairs to fix your problem. MAKE YOUR REPAIR REQUESTS IN WRITING and KEEP A COPY.
If the landlord FAILS TO MAKE REASONABLE REPAIRS AFTER NOTICE, you may have the right to break your lease and seek damages under the Property Code.
WRONGFUL LOCKOUTS: Tenants, landlord’s sometimes will change the locks on you which they may have the right to do. However, if so, they must provide you with proper notice prior to the lockout and also they must give you access to a key 24/7 EVEN IF YOU DON’T PAY. Not doing so will result in damages of $1,000.00 plus the amount of rent.
REMEMBER THAT TENANTS DO HAVE RIGHTS! CALL AN EXPERIENCED FIRM TODAY, THE LAW FIRM OF KEITH A. COTHROLL AT 832-402-4440!!