Property Management Blog

Squatting Laws in Texas

System - Monday, March 29, 2021
Property Management Blog
In Texas, squatters have certain rights, such as the right to your Dallas property. In fact, it’s possible for a squatter who is living on your Dallas property to eventually legally own it!In this article, we’ll go over all the basics you need to know. You’ll learn all about:Squatters and how they differ from trespasser...

Overview of the Landlord-Tenant Laws in Texas

System - Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Property Management Blog
As a landlord in Dallas, it’s important to understand the Texas Landlord-Tenant laws. This will help you steer clear of potential lawsuits from tenants, as well as make you more confident in managing your Dallas rental home.In this post, we will discuss required landlord disclosures in Texas, state both the landlord and tenants&rsq...

Dallas Eviction Process: What You Need to Know

System - Monday, February 1, 2021
Property Management Blog
Dallas Eviction Process: What You Need to KnowIf you are a Dallas, Texas landlord who is dealing with a problem tenant and the road inevitably leads to eviction, you may be asking yourself a variety of questions like:“When can I evict a tenant?”“What are the rules about evicting a sick tenant?”“Do I have to s...

Breaking a Lease in Texas

System - Friday, December 18, 2020
Property Management Blog
Generally, tenants sign a lease with the intention to stay for the entire term. However, life may come in the way, and they may end up breaking the lease. Breaking a lease in Texas, much like everywhere else, is a serious matter. After all, a lease is a legally binding document. It binds both you and your tenant for a certain duratio...

Texas Security Deposit Law

System - Thursday, December 3, 2020
Property Management Blog
A security deposit is meant to cushion a landlord against liabilities arising from a tenant’s use (or disuse) of their rented premises. Some of the liabilities include nonpayment of rent, property damage, and property abandonment. Texas, just like other states, has a statewide security deposit law. This law is part of the Texa...

How to be a good landlord/property manager:

System - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Property Management Blog
1. Run Your Property Like a Business. Some landlords do a terrible job at running their business. It might be because they see it as a “side-gig” or a hobby” more than a business. However, when you treat your business with the respect, systems, and organization that you would treat any other business venture, amazing thi...

How to be a good tenant

System - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

1. Read your lease. No, seriously read it. It won’t be the most exciting night table material but you’ll thank yourself when you do read it. A lease is a binding legal contract. It creates a binding relationship between you and your landlord. What are you agreeing to? If you don’t understand, ask questions before you sig...