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
  • Vendors
    • 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.