Texas Eviction Notice Form for Apartment Communities
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Texas Eviction Notice Form for Apartment CommunitiesMarc Girling2020-10-13T19:16:38+00:00
Show your problem tenant that you mean business.
Notice to vacate forms
Serve your tenant with a Texas eviction notice form printed on an aggressive Texas eviction attorney’s letterhead.
We designed the Girling Law Texas eviction notice form generator for apartment communities and independent rental owners alike. Our Notice to Vacate generator instantaneously delivers to you a sleek, intimidating Notice to Vacate on our firm’s letterhead. In addition to receiving a Notice to Vacate personally addressed to your tenant, you also get a detailed set of instructions on how to deliver your Notice to Vacate.
Warning: Texas law requires you to use a 3 Day Notice to Vacate unless you and your tenant have a written lease agreement that permits you to use a 24 Hour Notice to Vacate. All TAA leases and Texas Realtor’s Association leases permit 24 Hour Notices to Vacate. If you have a different type of lease, review the section of your lease that discusses the tenant’s default. Should your lease not mention a 24 hour notice to vacate, you are required to use a 3 Day Notice to Vacate.
Intimidation. Think about your Notices to Vacate from your tenant’s perspective. Your misbehaving tenant comes home, closes his door, and finds yet another corporate form letter with handwritten entries from your apartment community’s management office. Or, perhaps, you’re an independent rental owner and you give your tenant a handwritten or typed letter demanding that the tenant leave the property. In either case, your document reads “Notice to Vacate” across the top of a dull, plane-Jane piece of photocopy paper. Your tenant shrugs, balls up your letter, throws it towards the trash can, and misses. He’s received three similar letters in the past. He knows the routine….
Now compare your tenant’s reaction when he finds the same notice from an eviction attorney AND the letter includes some “legalease” on it. “Uh-oh…” he thinks to himself. “My landlord hired a lawyer!?! That’s an entirely different ball of wax!”
Compliance. The Notice to Vacate presents numerous opportunities for a Judge to dismiss your eviction lawsuit. Girling Law’s Notice to Vacate generator produces a Notice to Vacate that meets all of the content requirements under Texas law, protects you from unwittingly violating various other laws, and provides instructions on how to properly deliver your Notice to Vacate.
Wording on your Notice to Vacate is extremely important. Your Notice to Vacate can create problems during an eviction trial if it is not worded correctly. On the other hand, if your Notice to Vacate contains too much information you could end up restricting your options later on in the eviction process.
Ensuring compliance with various collections laws can be another issue. A Notice to Vacate is a debt collection activity under Texas consumer protection laws. You should always include something lawyers refer to as the “mini-Miranda” language in the notice. What happens if your tenant files bankruptcy between the time you send your Notice to Vacate and the time your tenant receives it? Your Notice to Vacate should include language that ensures you do not violate an automatic bankruptcy stay. If your tenant is a member of the armed services, your Notice to Vacate needs to have special language. This is true even if your tenant recently joined the military and neglected to tell you!!
And then there is the delivery process. Texas law is very specific about how a Notice to Vacate is delivered to your tenant. Delivering a Notice to Vacate incorrectly can result in your case being dismissed. Failing to properly delivery the Notice to Vacate is the most frequent reason Texas Justices of the Peace dismiss landlords’ eviction lawsuits. The delivery instructions included with your Notice to Vacate, if followed, will greatly reduce or eliminate the risk associated with delivering your Notice to Vacate.
How it Works
First you will fill out a simple online form, providing us details about you, your rental property, and your tenant. Our system will use this information to construct your Notice to Vacate. You will then receive an email containing a pdf of your Notice to Vacate on Girling Law’s letterhead and two pages of detailed instructions covering three different delivery methods permitted under Texas law. You choose the delivery method that best works for your situation.
Once your tenant receives a Texas eviction notice form, your tenant may elect to call our toll free office number. Should your tenant call this number, they will receive a voice message explaining that you, as the landlord, are under no obligation to enter into a settlement agreement or otherwise agree to allow the tenant to remain living in the property. The message also instructs the tenant to call the landlord or the landlord’s representative if the tenant would like to determine if the landlord might be interested in agreeing to settlement terms.
By purchasing a Texas eviction notice form from Girling, you are in no way hiring us as your attorney (although we would welcome the opportunity to represent you!). You don’t even create an attorney-client relationship with us when you purchase one of our Notices to Vacate. You are simply leveraging the gravity and intimidation factor of a Notice to Vacate displayed on our firm’s letterhead.