Texas Eviction Procedures to Restart Soon

May 11, 2020

The Texas economy has gradually started reopening this month. Many remain without jobs and the statewide halting of evictions, as well as trials, hearings, and other procedures are coming to an end on May 18.

“I understand that the process is taking quite some time—in trying to get unemployment and compensation. There are some people in desperate need of those [stimulus] checks that still haven’t received them,” said Alex Castetter, managing attorney of Tyler’s Lone Star Legal Aid office.

Evictions can be filed, but the process won’t begin until the moratorium expires, but that doesn’t mean people will be kicked out immediately. It can take about a month for the whole process and Castetter says he has heard of renters winning appeals.

Castetter recommends people talk with their landlord about their financial situation, pay what they can for the time being, and work out a payment plan.

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