Evicting a tenant can be a scary experience
If you don’t know how to evict your tenant, the process can be intimidating. It is an unfortunate part of the rental business, and as an investor, you will most likely have to deal with an eviction at some point. When we manage properties, we take care of the eviction process for the owners. If you want to do it yourself, it is possible to do it well.
Have a solid lease with clear deadlines
Make sure that you are using a lease that clearly spells out:
- what day rent is due
- what day it is late
- what happens after it’s late
- when does the eviction process start
Send a notice of eviction through three forms of transmission
Send the eviction through regular mail, certified mail, and via email. If after 72 hours (or 3 days) the problem remain unresolved, you can then go to court to file the Forcible Detainer. Forcible Detainer is what starts the legal process to evict a tenant. It’s very important that you do not take any money at this point, or you will no longer be evicting the tenant for the full amount.
The judge will give the tenant a number of days to vacate the property.
If they don’t vacate during that time, you can return to court and file the writ of possession. The writ of possession will allow the constable to go to the property and physically remove them from the property.
Need help with an eviction?
We’d love to talk to you about managing your property here in the Dallas area. We are well versed on dealing with tenants and will help you strategize your investment to run it like a business. Give us a call at Empire Industries. We’d love to help you.