To be fair, the Constables have families as well and this is not an emergency. You could easily have filed months ago and avoided the holidays
So, you needed to sell your property and move to Texas to handle a simple eviction in Texas? There are services that would have handled this for <$500. Why did you uproot your life for this ?
Great read, amazing article with a wealth of great info. Wish i had read this before i went thru evicting a tenant years ago. But i just read it and saved it. I will be referring back to this article no doubt!!!
Just got back from court for my first eviction in NC. Tenants dodged the Sheriff's officers until they finally just posted it on the door. Deputy said he could hear them inside but they wouldn't answer the door. In court they brought up all kinds of things not even true or relevant to the case. In the end judge ruled in my favor with two months back rent, eviction and court cost. Lesson learned: be prepared for some outlandish bs and document everything.
I have had to do 2 evictions in my short career as a landlord.
One (my first) was without an attorney. I used a property management company for this one and that did not help at all. This took me over 6 months to evict the tenant. This eviction was far more costly as the damages to my property by the tenant was more than I could afford to fix.
Two was with an attorney. The second was expensive but it took a fraction of the time and cost. Attorney's are worth it in that regard. But this also caused me a great deal of stress and financial loss such that I gave up on being a landlord and found rentals to non profitable.
20 years later, I have been rethinking this process and am considering getting back into it. Good tenant screening seems to be the answer and I thought I was doing it well before but clearly I was not.
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I need help with evicting in Warren, MI anyone knows any good lawyers?
Very well done, and interesting. As a real estate attorney in New York City I see landlords through evictions almost every day. This could be very informative
@Joshua Dorkin thank you and thank you again.
@George Paiva . Just wow, the flowchart. Simply amazing!
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