Humble, TX asked in Landlord - Tenant for Texas

Q: Does a text message serve as a 3 day notice in the state of Texas?

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Benjamin E. Golden
Benjamin E. Golden
  • Castle Hills, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Assuming you are entitled to 3 days notice because a shorter period is not set forth in a written lease or agreement, before a landlord may file an eviction in Texas, it must provide a written notice that is delivered in person to tenant, left with someone 16 or over at the premises, affixed to the inside of the main entry door (or outside in some cases), or mailed to the tenant. Caution: while you may be successful at an eviction hearing on this point and get to remain in the premises longer, the landlord will most likely send a new notice and file a new eviction in which you may be ultimately liable for more rent and additional attorney's fees.

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