Posted over 10 years ago Eviction, TEXAS style Just to post a comparison with Ohio. This is the way my leases read. 1. Rent is due on or before the first of every month2. No late charge until morning of the 4th. 10% late fee due immediately and $10 per day for every day thereafter until paid.3. Morning of the 4th, a 3 day notice is posted on front door. 4. On the 7th, a proceeding is filed with JP Court.5. Tenant is served paperwork by Shefrriff or Constable. This costs $87 in service and filing fees.6. A court date is set for asap. 7. A judgement is issued8. I file a writ of execution and pay $205.9. Tenant has 5 days to file appeal. If he chooses to appeal, he must file the appeal in civil court and post a bond of three thes the judgement.10. No Appeal, sherriff goes and removes the tenant and possessions. The entire process can take the entire month or longer. I always make sure I have enuff deposit to offset loss of rents and costs. The state of Texas seems to be very tenant friendly, but NOT homeowner friendly.