What to do if I was served with an eviction notice last week but never recieved any prior warning or written notice from my landlord?

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What to do if I was served with an eviction notice last week but never recieved any prior warning or written notice from my landlord?

I have been behind on my rent but the landlord has been working with me. I got behind on my rent while I was in nursing school last year. The hearing was today. I did not try to fight the eviction. I was just there to get my move out deadline so I would know what I needed to do. I was given s6 days to vacate the premises. This is impossible. Is this legal? I did some research and found that before the landlord can file for eviction they must notify the teneant in writting. I never recieved anything. Just surprise from the constable with the eviction notice.

Asked on December 4, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the grounds for the eviction was nonpayment of rent, the tenant does not have to receive additional or prior notice--the landlord can go directly to filing an eviction action, and the first notice the tenant will receive is the notice of the hearing or trial.


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