How Representation from an Irving Eviction Attorney Can Make a BIG Difference
Ultimately, hiring an experienced Irving eviction attorney is a great idea because doing so can save you time and money. We rarely need our landlord-clients to appear in the Justice of the Peace trials. In fact, there is usually an advantage to NOT having the landlord appear!
How an Irving Eviction Attorney Can Save You Time
Obviously, having your Irving eviction attorney appear at trial for you is a time saver. But when I talk about saving you time, I’m not just talking about saving you time. I’m also talking about shaving time off of your eviction.
If you have a problematic relationship with your tenant, Girling Law’s staff is in a much better position to neutralize your tenant’s emotions. This can translate into a settlement agreement where your tenant moves out substantially earlier. Coupled with our years of experience in negotiating with tenants, we offer landlords an effective means of ridding themselves of a problem tenant quickly.
An experienced Irving eviction attorney also understands the eviction appeal process. This means we know how to fast-track your eviction trial if your tenant fails to pay one of their required payments during the appeal process.
How an Irving Eviction Attorney Can Save you Money
As we discussed, above, the most obvious way Girling Law can save you money is by accelerating your tenant’s exit! This means you can move forward with your make-ready and get a paying tenant back into your property.
Another way an experienced Irving eviction attorney can add value to the eviction process is by negotiating payments. Not every tenant is in a position to make immediate payments towards their rent arrearages. After all, they will often need money for their move, a security deposit, and for renting a new place. But this doesn’t mean your problem tenant is always penniless! Girling Law always explores the possibility of obtaining tenant payments through the settlement negotiation process. We also sell the client into paying down all or a portion of their unpaid rents and expenses after the trial. When this is not a possibility, Girling Law can always attempt steps to collect on your money judgment.
Reducing Your Risk
Evictions do include risk for every landlord. There is the risk of having one of the eviction courts dismiss your eviction because of a defect in your paperwork. There is also the risk of having your eviction drag on unnecessarily because you do not know where the opportunities for short-cuts exist. Then there is the risk of your eviction languishing because your tenant does something like file bankruptcy, remove the case to federal court, or obtain an abatement. The internet has availed a lot of information for tenants. Some are crafty enough to successfully leverage this information. Others are experienced at abusing the system. An experienced Irving eviction attorney is your best way to combat these situations.
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But the reality is not all evictions involve these nightmare scenarios. Let’s face it, Justice of the Peace evictions are easy when your tenant fails to show up to court. As long as you have the required notices an affidavit of non-military service, and evidence, obtaining a judgment by default is typically straight forward. There is one cautionary item about your affidavit of non-military service, though. You need some proof that your tenant(s) is not / are not in the military. Signing one of these affidavits under the assumption your tenant is not in the military is perjury. And it doesn’t matter if your tenant is 80 years old! You need proof. There is a database that the U.S. Department of Defense avails for this purpose. So even the easier evictions involve risk.