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evicting squatters

  • 29 Mar 2024 10:26 AM
    Message # 13336453

    Another B&E, locks changed, and squatters inside. I was there just three days before! First time I've had to deal with squatters. 

    Filed police report, attorney sent Notice to Vacate, it's time to file with the court.

    These attorneys are TOO expensive, given how much I've already lost on this house in the past year. I have been through an eviction before, just not with squatters. But it behooves me to do as much of the process as I can if not all.

    A search of Tarrant County Courts yields several confusing/conflicting instructions and forms to efile with.  But I want to be absolutely sure I am doing this the correct way the first time.  I emailed the court admin/clerk, but have not heard back yet.  Would some of you who are quite experienced with doing this please refresh my memory?

    Thanks

  • 31 Mar 2024 10:39 PM
    Reply # 13337114 on 13336453

    I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice.

    If the property was secured I don't understand how this is not B&E.

    Although I have not had an evection in Tarrant County I have done it myself in Dallas County. Make sure that you have the correct names and the three day notice was properly executed. Next ensure that you are filling in the correct district.

    The form is fairly strait forward and if you go in person to the court they can provide some help. My email is fcscapitaldallas@gmail.com if you need some help.

    As long as its filled correctly you should win the case but that is not the end. Next is filling to have them and their property removed but this does not happen right away.

    If you feel unsure about any part of this hire an expert because the cost of making a mistake is far greater.  

    Last modified: 02 Apr 2024 7:52 AM | Philip M
  • 01 Apr 2024 9:34 AM
    Reply # 13337258 on 13336453

    Thanks Philip for your response.

    After several phone calls this morning, I find the answer I was looking for is:

    selfhelp.efiletexas.gov

  • 01 Apr 2024 4:04 PM
    Reply # 13337464 on 13336453

    However, that cookie-cutter form did not work for my situation.  I went to the courhouse to file on paper in person. Court date is 4/15.

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