On May 14, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court issued its 15th Emergency Order related to the COVID 19 State of Disaster. The Order allows eviction proceedings to resume in Texas on May 19, 2020. The Writ of Possession Process may resume on May 26, 2020. Watch my video below to learn more.
In this Video San Antonio Eviction Lawyer Trey Wilson provides an update on recent action by the Texas Supreme Court. On April 6, 2020, the Court issued its Ninth Emergency Order delaying all eviction proceedings until After April 30, 2020.
Landlords and Property Managers: I have some bad, but not unexpected, news. On April 6, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court issued Emergency Order No. 9, which is effective immediately. Order No. 9 supersedes the Fourth Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster issued March 19, 2020. The salient parts of the Order are as follows: […]
Texas Supreme Court‘s Emergency Order No. 4 can be viewed HERE.
NOTE: THIS ORDER WAS SUPERCEDED BY TEXAS SUPREME COURT EMERGENCY ORDER NO. 9 DATED APRIL 6, 2020 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS ════════════════════ Misc. Docket No. 20-9045 ════════════════════ FOURTH EMERGENCY ORDER REGARDING THE COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER ════════════════════════════════════════════════ ORDERED that: 1. Governor Abbott has declared a state of disaster in all 254 counties […]
I have given this presentation to groups of property managers during 2019 and 2020. The presentation is intended as an entertaining primer for Landlords handling evictions in Texas Justice Courts. I hope you enjoy it.
Like all legal proceedings, eviction suits can be expensive undertakings. Attorneys’ fees are a large component of legal expense. For this reason, landlords and tenants frequently seek to recover fees from the opposing party to an eviction action. Recovery of fees by the prevailing party is not automatic. Instead, such awards are governed by Section […]
The Texas Apartment Association has published an excellent reminder of the permissible ways to deliver notice to vacate to tenants prior to filing an eviction suit. I wanted to share this fabulous resource. Reminders regarding delivery of Notice to Vacate forms
Landlords, property managers, attorneys and even judges are CONFUSED. Lately, this confusion has resulted in an epidemic of botched evictions. Observing these losses stings because they regularly occur in cases where tenants have failed to pay rent. Bad tenants are getting away with non-payment and being allowed to remain in the rental premises every day. This is […]
I frequently field questions from landlords and property managers about the shelf life of writs of possession. Most inquiries relate to how early a writ can issue following an eviction judgment.* A surprising number of people ask how long after judgment the writ process may be utilized. This post focuses on the second inquiry. WHY […]