Information about Eviction Cases
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where do I file my Eviction suit?
A. An eviction suit must be filed in the Justice Court in the precinct of the county in which the rental property is located.
Q. What is the first thing you have to do?
A. In your lease agreement you have a stated grace period, after which time payment is considered late. This is ususally 3 to 5 days. If payment has not been received, we can Serve them with the a 3 Day Notice to Pay or Quit. If at the end of that time they have not paid or you choose not to let them restore the lease contract by payment, you submit a Forcible Enty Detainer at the Justice of the Peaces office, pay the fee which varies depending on the Precinct and County. Then you obtain a court date to have the Judge tell them to Pay or Quit (Leave the property).
Q. How is the 3 Day Notice to Pay or Quit deliverd?
A. We Post one or two notices at the property, usually the front door, and one the garage door if it appears to be the main entrance. We also send a Certified Receipt Priority Mail Notice.
Q. How long does an eviction take?
A. In the State of Texas about 3 to 4 weeks.
Q. How can I pay for your services?
A. Cash, Money Order, VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and PayPal are all accepted.
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At Houston Evictions we fill out all the forms, serve and mail your notices to the property of the tenant, and go to the court house pay all the fees except the Writ of Possesion if needed and appear in court (hopefully with you but it is not necessary) to present the unlawful possession of your house by a tenant to the judge and receive the judgement.