Texas Residential Eviction Lawyer
Before residential and commercial landlords begin the eviction process, they must take great care to follow the correct steps and not deviate from those steps. Doing things that may seem minor, such as terminating air conditioning or turning off water, can backfire and prove costly. Having an experienced lawyer on your side can be extremely beneficial.
At the law office of Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C., we have more than a decade of legal experience that is strengthened by more than 30 years of experience in the real estate arena. We will use that experience to help you with the eviction process and to help you get any back rent you are owed.
Take the First Step: Post Notice
Whether you want to evict a tenant for unpaid rent or for damaging property, the first step that needs to be taken is to post notice. When it comes to overdue rent, many landlords hesitate. They want to maintain a good relationship with the tenant. However, the more past due rent that accumulates, the more challenging it will be to collect. There is no reason not to post notice and file eviction paperwork as soon as a tenant falls behind on rent. If the tenant catches up, you do not have to continue with the eviction process.
Justice of the Peace Court
All evictions are handled in the Justice of the Peace Court. This includes residential evictions (evictions from rented homes, rented apartment complexes and more) and commercial evictions (evictions of store tenants from shopping centers and more). While the rules for residential and commercial evictions are different, they are handled in the same court. We have the experience to handle both.
The only time the matter stretches beyond the walls of the Justice of the Peace Court is when the amount of back rent owed exceeds the jurisdiction of the court. While the eviction itself will remain, the collection lawsuit will need to be taken to another court. We can handle these complex eviction cases.
Contact Us for a Consultation
To ensure the eviction process is handled accurately and carefully, contact us today to discuss your case with a McKinney evictions attorney.