Re: BAD TENANT - Posted by Bud Branstetter
Posted by Bud Branstetter on January 16, 1999 at 01:36:57:
Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. In most states eviction laws say there must be some type of demand if payment is late. After some number of days(3 in Texas) you can proceed. Here we have to post a notice to vacate and wait another 3 days before filing in a JP court to regain possession. If you have not done it before seek competent advice.
You can always pay them to leave and it some cases it is cheaper. Collection is a whole book. First you have to get the judgement against them(usually same as eviction proceeding) then record it in the county records.
The biggest failing of most landlords is not taking prompt action when rent is late.