Landlord - Tenant Law
The Cweren Law Firm has extensive experience in the areas of Texas Landlord-Tenant Law. In the residential context, our firm only represents the landlord.
Forcible Detainer (“Eviction”)
- Draft Notice of Lease Termination and Notice to Vacate
- Initiate Eviction Proceedings
- Trial Appearance in Justice Court
- Trial Appearance in County Court (Pauper's Appeals)
- Contest Resident’s Pauper’s Affidavit or Surety Bond and attend hearings at the Justice Court.
- Draft, Revise and/or Interpret Lease and Lease Addendums
- Crime Alert Notices
- Defend and/or prosecute disputes with vendors
- Draft or review vendor agreements
- Negotiate legal terms with vendors
- Representation in Repair and Remedies cases (tenant suing to force repairs)
- Representation in Repair and Deduct cases
Respond to and Defend governmental complaints, including:
- Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Complaints
- Fair Housing Complaints
- Texas Workforce Commission Complaints
- Premises Liability Actions
- Respond to and Defend Code Enforcement and Local Municipal Issues
Steps To Evict A Texas Resident:
- Confirm you have grounds to evict the resident.
- Issue the resident a proper notice to vacate delivered pursuant to the Texas property code and lease.
- File an eviction with the justice of the peace.
- Monitor the case for the trial setting.
- Confirm the trial setting is correct before attending court.
- Attend the trial and present your case to the justice to the peace.
- Purchase the writ of possession if the resident has not fully vacated the leased premises.
- Monitor for an appeal to county court.