Just closed on duplex. Tenant not paying

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Just closed on a duplex for very discounted price. One side isn’t paying wouldnt do lease or anything either. Pretty sure gonna try and drag it out never had to eviction. But filed it today. Heard from people when they aren’t paying they will take door off the property and say its for maintenance to get them out or to pay?
Originally posted by @Joshua D. :
Just closed on a duplex for very discounted price. One side isn’t paying wouldnt do lease or anything either. Pretty sure gonna try and drag it out never had to eviction. But filed it today. Heard from people when they aren’t paying they will take door off the property and say its for maintenance to get them out or to pay?

 Well now you have a written record that you are planning on illegally trying to get them out. 

Have you tried using grammar? 

Constructive eviction is the term for what these people said they are doing. It's illegal. If your tenants need to be evicted, then keep going through the eviction process with them. Then, do the repairs, then find another tenant. That's being a landlord. 

Follow the eviction procedure exactly as your state requires. If they don’t have a lease and aren’t paying, it should be a very cut and dry case that you will win easily. Do not accept partial rent or use any illegal measures such as removing the door. Doing anything that could be considered a “self-help” eviction such as intimidating or threatening them, locking them out, removing their belongings, turning off the utilities, etc. can put the eviction process in jeopardy and put you in legal trouble. Follow the eviction process exactly as your state requires or hire a lawyer to do it for you. 

Just wondering how things with these tenants have gone.  I've found the Texas Apartment Association to provide a lot of valuable information regarding laws (including evictions) in TX, contract templates, etc.  Eviction process in TX is pretty quick.

@Joshua D.

Damn, Joshua, that was FAST! When did you move from/to Texas and build your rental empire and marry your wife in Pittsburgh? A month ago? Remember the wife making $700 a week easy money working for her father and "didn't understand the value of a dollar" you were complaining about the day before yesterday? A month ago, did you have that truck that you're making her pay off?

Something's not adding up about you.