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Steps in the Eviction Notice Process


What happens if you get an eviction notice (a notice to vacate)?

These are the major steps in the eviction process:

  • You’ll receive a written notice to vacate from the property management.
  • If your lease is in writing, it may allow this notice to be given just one day before you’re asked to move out.
  • If you don’t have a written lease or your written lease does not state otherwise, you must be given at least three days notice.
  • The property owner files an eviction lawsuit in justice of the peace court.
  • A constable will serve you with lawsuit papers.
  • A hearing is held in JP court (shortly after you receive a copy of the lawsuit).
  • If the property owner wins, the constable will evict you, and may peacefully remove your property from your home.
  • You have the right to appeal if the eviction is decided in favor of the property owner.
Posted by: Leasing Texas on December 1, 2014