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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 to Avoid When Renting to Tenants Who Live on Your Houston Land

4 Things to Avoid When Renting to Tenants Who Live on Your Houston Land

November 30, 2021

Do you own some land in Houston with a separate, detached livable unit you’d like to rent out? If you’re considering renting to a tenant who will share your land, but not your home, there are several things you need to know. Renting out a separate, livable unit on your land is a good way… [Read More]

How to Create the Perfect Listing for Renting out a Room in Houston

How to Create the Perfect Listing for Renting out a Room in Houston, Texas

November 25, 2021

Your ability to attract great tenants in Houston begins with how well you write your rental listings. A clear, direct, and detailed listing is the best way to attract your ideal tenant. However, there is an art to writing rental listings that attract great tenants over tenants who will take anything they can get. Ultimately,… [Read More]

8 Pros and Cons of Allowing Your Tenants to Sublet in Houston, Texas

8 Pros and Cons of Allowing Your Tenants to Sublet in Houston, Texas

November 23, 2021

Do you allow your tenants to sublet extra rooms to housemates? Most Houston landlords prohibit subletting because it can be an invitation for trouble, including property damage. Housemates don’t always get along; sometimes, roommate situations turn sour. But there are benefits to allowing your tenants to sublet. If you’re not sure which way to go,… [Read More]

How to Minimize Stress While Packing for a New House in Katy, Texas

How to Minimize Stress While Packing for a New House in Katy, Texas

November 16, 2021

Moving to a new house is unavoidably stressful, no matter how excited you are about the process. You have to coordinate resources, time each step accurately, make sure none of your possessions get lost, and herd a family that’s probably stressed too – all at the same time. One of the most stressful elements of… [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]

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]

Should You Give Tenants Extra Time to Comply with New Lease Terms in Katy, Texas?

Should You Give Tenants Extra Time to Comply with New Lease Terms in Katy, Texas?

October 26, 2021

In Katy, Texas, landlords are required to give month-to-month tenants at least 30 days’ notice before enforcing amendments to the lease. For example, if you want your tenant to park in a different spot, you’ll need to give them a 30-day notice to comply. For most lease amendments, 30 days is ample time to comply… [Read More]

Your Tenants Damaged Your Texas Property

Your Tenants Damaged Your Texas Property. Now What?

October 12, 2021

The best-case scenario when renting a property is that you find quiet, respectful, and attentive tenants who always pay their rent on time and leave your property just the way they found it. It’s rare to establish a relationship this smooth, however. Most of the time, you’ll have to deal with a variety of challenges… [Read More]