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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]

4 Things You Must Do When You Have Problem Tenants in Houston

4 Things You Must Do When You Have Problem Tenants in Houston

November 4, 2021

Do you have tenants who cause problems with neighbors or won’t honor the terms of their lease? Did your renters stop paying their rent? Are they hoarding exotic animals or engaging in suspected drug deals? If you’re like most Houston landlords, you’ve been doing everything possible to avoid filing an eviction lawsuit. It makes sense… [Read More]

Never Change These 4 Lease Terms for Month-to-Month Tenants in Houston (Unless Absolutely Necessary)

Never Change These 4 Lease Terms for Month-to-Month Tenants in Houston (Unless Absolutely Necessary)

November 2, 2021

Once a tenant’s lease becomes month-to-month in Houston, you can amend the lease with 30 days’ notice. There are some terms you can’t change, but for the most part, you can change the rules as needed. While there are plenty of lease terms you might want to change, some terms should only be amended if… [Read More]

Can You Compete With an All-Cash Offer?

Can You Compete With an All-Cash Offer?

October 5, 2021

Today’s real estate market is highly competitive for buyers. With limited inventory, low mortgage rates, and significant numbers of people moving, it’s hard to make an offer on a home that’s both affordable and compelling for the seller. If you’re competing with all-cash offers, you have an extra layer of competitive difficulty to get past,… [Read More]

Tenant is Keeping an Exotic or Dangerous Animal in Houston

What to Do if Your Tenant is Keeping an Exotic or Dangerous Animal in Houston

April 15, 2021

Landlord-tenant disputes over pets are probably unavoidable. At some point, you’ll have a tenant who gets a dog or a cat without permission or avoids paying the required pet deposit. However, such matters are mild compared to finding out your tenant has a dangerous or exotic animal. Discovering an exotic animal in your tenant’s possession… [Read More]

The 7 Biggest Risks Landlords Face

The 7 Biggest Risks Landlords Face

July 21, 2020

Everyone should take the time to study the decisions, behaviors, and habits of wealthy individuals to understand which sweeping trends are common amongst them. Among other things, you’ll discover that they have an affinity for real estate investing. Thus, if you want to build your own wealth, it would make sense to at least consider… [Read More]

Is The Security Deposit Obsolete?

Is The Security Deposit Obsolete?

July 2, 2020

Security deposits have long been a norm in the rental world. Tenants are expected to put down as much as an entire month’s rent as insurance against potential damages. Then, when they move out, properties are assessed and the security deposit, or a portion thereof, is supposed to be returned based on the condition of… [Read More]

Deal With Home Ownership in a Divorce

How to Deal With Home Ownership in a Divorce

March 19, 2020

Nobody enters into a marriage thinking about the possibility of divorce. However, research shows that a hefty percentage of couples will eventually end up splitting ways. If you find yourself in this situation, separation of assets can be one of the more difficult issues to work through. In particular, you’re probably wondering what happens to… [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]

Legal Mistakes That Put Landlords in Hot Water

Legal Mistakes That Put Landlords in Hot Water

December 25, 2014

Being a landlord is a profitable choice of professional. However, it can be legally complicated. There are many laws in place across the state and the country regulating landlord practices, and rightly so – tenants must be protected from bad landlord practices. As a landlord, it’s important to know these rules and follow them to… [Read More]