Eviction Suit Must Name All Tenants on Lease as Defendants
Many Landlords try to save a few dollars by naming only a single tenant, together with “all occupants,” as the eviction suit Defendants. Unfortunately, this corner-cutting frequently results in additional delay and possibly dismissal, based upon the clear mandate of Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 510.3
The Rule is clear, and it ALWAYS applies when the eviction is based upon a written residential lease. Adding the phrase “and all occupants” will not cure a defect in naming all of the Tenants identified in a lease as Defendants.