IRVING TX EVICTION ATTORNEY

Irving TX Eviction Attorney

An experienced Irving eviction attorney is a key element in your strategy to remove your problem tenant. Too often tenants get the upper hand in the eviction process. The laws are designed to protect their “right” to stay in YOUR property. And to do so without paying rent!

Let Girling Law help you speed the eviction process along and possibly even save you money. We know the eviction process cold! We know which Judges to avoid. By doing as many evictions as Girling Law does, we are a familiar face to your local eviction Judges. You want an attorney on your side who has a reputation for knowing Texas eviction law inside and out! You also want your tenant to know that you’ve pulled out the big guns. A local, law firm that is dedicated to representing the interests of independent rental owners.

HOW OUR IRVING ATTORNEYS HELP LANDLORDS IN TEXAS

Here are some of the ways our Texas real estate lawyers help the Irving TX community:

  • Representation of Irving landlords at all levels of eviction (Justice of the Peace to the Texas Supreme Court)
  • Handling creditor bankruptcy
  • Helping file suits against tenants for damages and nonpayment of rent
  • Defending landlords from suits
  • Collections against tenants
  • Responding to demands for security deposit accountings, anonymity structures, or property shelters
  • and many more!
Marc Girling, Mediation.com Featured attorney

SERVICES FOR IRVING TEXAS REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

How to Get to Our Nearest Office in Irving TX

If you want to meet with one of our real estate attorney for landlords at our other office location, follow the driving directions below. From Irving TX to our Dallas Forth Worth office at 6340 Davis Blvd, Suite 100, North Richland Hills TX 76180:

  • Head north on N Ohio St toward Rock Island Rd.

  • Turn left onto Rock Island Rd, then left onto N Sowers Rd.

  • Use the right lane to merge onto TX-183 W via the ramp to Ft Worth.

  • Merge onto TX-183 W, then keep left.

  • Exit and merge onto FM1938 N/Davis Blvd.

  • Turn right. Our office will be on the left.

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What Makes Evictions in Irving Texas Different?

There are several things that make Irving, Texas evictions different.  The Judge you select or are assigned can make a huge difference in your eviction experience.  Also, some of the procedures relating to evictions in Irving are different.  State law governs the legal procedures.  However, this law does not cover every procedure relating to evictions.  There are operational procedures that vary from county to county.

Justices of the Peace

The city of Irving is entirely located within Justice of the Peace precinct 4.  The Dallas County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 includes two Justices of the Peace.  These two Justices of the Peace have what attorneys refer to as “concurrent” jurisdiction.  This means both Judges serve the entire City of Irving.  As long as your rental property is located within the City of Irving, you can choose either of the Justices of the Peace.  One of these two Justices of the Peace has an excellent reputation in the Dallas legal community.  This Judge holds landlords accountable, but is very fair.  As long as you do what you are supposed to do, you can expect a judgment as long as Texas law clearly establishes your right to one.  You need to avoid the other Justice of the Peace.

The Dallas County Eviction Appeal Process

As is the case all over the State of Texas, tenants have an unrestricted right to an appeal.  This means tenants may appeal an eviction judgment without reason or justification.  Tenants may even appeal if they won!

When a tenant files an appeal, the Clerk of your Justice of the Peace Court will compile all the case’s documents and transfer them to the County Clerk.  The transfer of the physical file is handled through Dallas County’s inter-office mail system.  After the County Clerk receives the Justice of the Peace file, the County Clerk will assign the case to a County Court at Law, upload the documentation into the County Clerk’s system, and record any bond or rent payments.

The amount of time it takes for this internal process to finalize appears to vary wildly from court to court in Dallas County.  I have seen these transfer occur within only a few days.  I have also seen these transfers take a couple of weeks.

County Courts at Law

Dallas County has five County Courts at Law.  The County Clerk assigns appealed evictions to these five county Courts at law on a random, “round robin,” basis.  Neither party has the right to request a specific Judge.  There is a process for requesting the Judge to step down.  This process is called “recusal.”  This is typically done when the Judge has a conflict of interest in the case.  Most recusals occur voluntarily.  The Judges recuse themselves upon realizing they have a conflict of interest.  Although either party has a right to request the Judge to step down, you better have an excellent reason for making such a request.  Believing the Judge will treat you fairly is not a sufficient legal basis for obtaining a recusal.  And making such an unreasonable request is a great way to irritate the Judge!

All five of the County Court at Law Judges have excellent judicial temperaments.  I have heard some attorneys grumble about one of these five Judges.  My experience has been this Judge is somewhat tougher on landlords than the others.  However, can’t say I have ever had an experience with this Judge in which I felt the Judge was not following the law.

Constables

Being one of the larger cities in Texas, the Dallas County Constables are busier than the Constables in most other Counties.  If you have had to go through a forcible move out in another county, you should expect your move out in your Irving property to take slightly longer.  I have had some of the Dallas County Constables require two movers per bedroom.  I am honestly unsu