• An eviction is a judicial process where a tenant is removed from their home for failing to abide by their lease (e.g., non-payment of rent, holding over the lease term, criminal activity, etc.). You cannot be legally removed from your home until a judge orders an eviction. To begin the process, the landlord is required to give you a “notice to vacate” that says you have 3 days to vacate the premises (it could be shorter or […]

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  • For residents in the city of Dallas, landlords are required to provide tenants subject to eviction for non-payment of rent (i.e., it is not required for evictions resulting from other lease violations). This notice must be provided prior to giving the notice to vacate, and the notice to vacate cannot be given until after the period during which the tenant may respond to the COVID notice of proposed eviction. The period for response is 21 days, but […]

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