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7 Things That Can Ruin Your Chances at Winning an Eviction Lawsuit in Houston

7 Things That Can Ruin Your Chances at Winning an Eviction Lawsuit in Houston

December 2, 2021

  Are you in the process of evicting a tenant or about to start the process? Evictions are fully legal now that the CDC’s eviction moratorium has ended. However, if you’re a property investor in Houston, Texas, eviction lawsuits aren’t always easy to win. The courts generally favor tenants over landlords, unless there’s strong evidence… [Read More]

How to Manage Non-Paying Tenants in Katy, Texas during the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Manage Non-Paying Tenants in Katy, Texas during the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 28, 2021

With the recent end to the federal eviction moratorium, more than 11 million Americans are behind on rent payments to their landlord. In Texas alone, 600,000 people are behind on rent as of August 2021. The Texas Supreme Court ruled the CDC’s eviction moratorium unconstitutional in February 2021, and has been hearing eviction lawsuits ever… [Read More]

How to Avoid Unfounded Retaliation Lawsuits After Serving an Eviction Notice in Houston

How to Avoid Unfounded Retaliation Lawsuits After Serving an Eviction Notice in Houston

October 19, 2021

Tenants tend to file retaliation lawsuits after receiving a notice to vacate, an eviction notice, or a notice of changed lease terms. No matter how hard you try to keep your tenants happy, some tenants would rather spend their time and money suing their landlord than acquiesce to changes they don’t like. If you haven’t… [Read More]

Consider Giving Your San Antonio Tenants a Rent Break

Why You Should Consider Giving Your San Antonio Tenants a Rent Break

September 16, 2021

Your investment income comes from rent money you collect from your tenants. Until your mortgage is paid off, you aren’t technically making a profit. However, rent money is still monthly income you can spend on bills like your mortgage, insurance policies, property taxes, repairs, and renovations. If the COVID-19 pandemic is preventing you from getting… [Read More]

Worst-Case Tenant Scenarios San Antonio Landlords Need to Anticipate

5 Worst-Case Tenant Scenarios San Antonio Landlords Need to Anticipate

September 7, 2021

Worst-case scenarios are an unfortunate, if hopefully occasional, reality if you’re a landlord. It’s not unreasonable to accept that you might face one of the following challenges at some point in your career as an investor. You’d be smart to prepare for the worst, but expect the best. If you end facing any of the… [Read More]

10 Rent Collection Mistakes New Landlords Make

May 28, 2020

Rent collection is probably going to be one of your most gratifying responsibilities as a landlord. It’s a deceptively simple practice—all you have to do is collect money from your tenants at the first of the month (or whatever date is specified by your lease agreement)—and you’ll enjoy the influx of cash however you like.

What to Do When Your Texas Tenant Doesn't Pay Rent

What to Do When Your Texas Tenant Doesn’t Pay Rent

March 17, 2020

The profitability of your rental property depends on your major source of income—rent from tenants. If all goes well, you’ll be able to collect rent, reliably, on a monthly basis, in excess of your ongoing expenses. You’ll easily meet all your ongoing costs, with a bit left over to serve as profit, all while your… [Read More]

Can a Landlord Break a Lease Agreement Early?

Can a Landlord Break a Lease Agreement Early?

February 13, 2020

If you’re a landlord, you probably have a lease agreement or rental agreement for your tenants, outlining the rules and restrictions for the property, setting rent prices, and outlining a period of time during which the agreement is active. If a tenant breaks the lease agreement early by moving prematurely, they may face a penalty… [Read More]

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Evicting A Tenant In Harris County? Avoid These 10 Mistakes

October 24, 2017

Nobody rents out a property thinking they’ll need to evict a tenant later on, but sometimes eviction becomes necessary. A tenant who starts off stable could lose their job unexpectedly and be left without a reserve to pay their rent. Sometimes tenants are on their best behavior until they get into the unit and then… [Read More]

What Does It Take to Evict a Tenant?

What Does It Take to Evict a Tenant?

August 1, 2017

You didn’t want it to come to this—no landlord does. The eviction process is messy and intimidating if you’ve never had to file one before, but in some cases, you don’t have much of a choice. To preserve the integrity of the property and begin collecting rent on time once again, you need your tenant… [Read More]