Video Tutorial – Notice to Vacate – Landlords Must Get it Right!
Texas law mandates that Landlords provide tenants written Notice to Vacate before filing an eviction suit. This notice (NTV) must be delivered at least 3 days prior to filing the Eviction Petition in the Justice Court (unless a different period is agreed upon in the lease).
Texas Property Code Section 24.005 governs the method of delivery of the NTV. Failure to deliver the NTV in STRICT COMPLIANCE with Section 24.005 will almost always result in the Landlord losing the eviction case.
Typically, the NTV must be delivered:
- By Mail;
- By Hand-Delivery to any person over 16 at the rental premises; or
- By posting the NTV to the INSIDE of the front door of the rental premises.
In limited circumstances, the NTV may be delivered by posting to the OUTSIDE of the front door.
Watch my video to learn WHEN it is appropriate to post a notice to vacate to the outside of the door. I will also demonstrate HOW the posting should be performed, and the critical follow-up step.