Landlord/Tenant Legal Services
Whether a person is dealing with residential or commercial real estate, landlord and tenant legal issues can be complicated. Not only is there standard contract law to be considered in real estate law eviction, there are also special laws regarding the rental of real estate and, more particularly, the eviction of tenants. In fact, there are few areas of the law with more consumer protections than the laws regarding residential tenant rights.
Texas Real Estate Eviction Laws
Though many people believe that the written terms of a lease provide legally binding instruction on the eviction process in Texas, this is not always the case. Many times a lease prepared by a landlord or obtained from a non-attorney source will not qualify as a legally binding contract. Though the lease may have some legal standing, it will not allow a landlord to evict a tenant outside of the protections of state and local laws and regulations.
In most cases, state and local laws prescribe a specific set of steps that a landlord must take to evict a client. By failing to follow Texas real estate eviction laws, a landlord could be forced to begin the eviction process again or be forced to pay damages to the tenant. In addition, there are some cases where federal laws provide even more protections to tenants beyond those provided by state and local laws.
Why You Need a Lawyer for Real Estate Evictions
Landlords who take it upon themselves to evict a tenant without using an real estate attorney are exposing themselves to serious consequences if the eviction is not completed in accordance with Texas real estate law. Not only may a court overturn the eviction, but they may even award the tenant financial damages. Landlords may also be subject to criminal charges for an improper eviction, which could result in fines and even jail time. The assistance of an experienced real estate law firm can obviate the risks and headaches associated with the eviction process.
If you are a landlord who needs help understanding Texas real estate laws regarding evictions, contact our Arlington law offices for assistance. Instead of dealing with the pitfalls of navigating eviction laws on your own, The Farah Law Firm professional team can help you find a fast, efficient, and legal resolution to your problems.Let us take care of your problems!