Legal FAQs for REALTORS®
— Landlord-Tenant Issues
How much notice does a landlord have to provide a tenant prior to filing an eviction? (updated April 28, 2015)
It depends on the terms in the lease. The Texas Property Code requires that a tenant under a written lease or oral rental agreement receive a written notice to vacate the premises at least three days before the landlord files the eviction suit—unless the parties agree in a written lease to a different time period. This would be the case if you used the TAR Residential Lease, which requires only one day written notice to vacate prior to the landlord filing the eviction.
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