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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 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]

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]

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]

Healthy Response to the Eviction Moratorium Extension

Why Selling Your Austin Property Could Be a Healthy Response to the Eviction Moratorium Extension

June 17, 2021

You may have heard that Austin property investors are selling their rental properties in response to the eviction moratorium. The ban on evictions has left thousands of investors with no rental income and an inability to rent to tenants that have the money. If you’re wondering whether selling is a premature move, it’s not. For… [Read More]

How to Deal with Hoarders in Austin

Landlords: How to Deal with Hoarders in Austin, Texas

June 8, 2021

Landlords have an overwhelming number of responsibilities for taking care of their properties. The last thing any landlord wants to deal with is a hoarder. Unfortunately, hoarders aren’t just fiction created for daytime television shows – they’re real, and they’re everywhere. If your tenant is a hoarder, you need to act fast before they permanently… [Read More]

Deal With Difficult Tenants in Houston

6 Ways To Deal With Difficult Tenants in Houston

May 11, 2021

No landlord or property manager in Houston is eager to face difficult tenants. Some renters constantly pay late, others damage the property. Most property owners have to deal with challenging renters eventually. This article provides vital information to make your difficulties easier. What Are the Most Common Types of Difficult Tenants? Effective applicant screening is… [Read More]

What to Do if You Have a Holdover Tenant in Your Houston Rental Property

What to Do if You Have a Holdover Tenant in Your Houston Rental Property

January 21, 2021

When a landlord offers a property for lease and an individual submits an application to rent the property, the application is either accepted or denied. When it’s accepted, the two parties enter into a lease agreement, which involves signing legally binding papers. This lease agreement dictates when a tenant is to move out and/or what… [Read More]

Should You Help Your Houston Tenants Struggling to Pay Rent During a Crisis?

Should You Help Your Houston Tenants Struggling to Pay Rent During a Crisis?

October 20, 2020

You bought your rental property as an investment to generate income. When a tenant can’t pay rent on time, it can set you back financially. If you rely on rent to cover your mortgage, you’ll need to dip into your savings account and that’s never a good situation. Currently, the world is experiencing the effects… [Read More]

Tenants are Protective of Their Deposits: 5 Ways to Mitigate Potential Conflict

Tenants are Protective of Their Deposits: 5 Ways to Mitigate Potential Conflict

July 28, 2020

If you’ve been a landlord for a while, you’ve probably noticed that tenants are extremely protective of their deposits. It doesn’t matter if the deposit is only $200 – tenants get upset when they don’t get their full deposit back.