Hotel eviction process in texas

Asked about 1 year ago - Austin, TX

"What is the process to evict someone from an extended stay hotel if they have been there over 2 months? This is in Austin TX"

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  1. Kevin Matthew Koel

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . To be safe, same as normal landlord/tenant eviction. However, a hotel guest is a licensee, not a tenant, thus if the hotel knows a helpful police officer, they could try to force out without a court order.

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  2. Naval Hemendra Patel

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    Answered . In cases where a guest has been living in a long-term hotel, a factual issue could be raised: Has the relationship gone from innkeeper-guest to landlord-tenant? If the relationship is that of innkeeper-guest, hotel owners need not go through eviction proceeds so long as no more force than necessary is used. It's better to be safe than sorry, though, and you may want to err on the side of caution and treat the guest as a tenant and go through the formal eviction process.

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