My husband and i rent a mechanic shop.we fell behind on rent business has been so slow.we dont owe her 5500$.i have found where some errors and amount werent entered in the computer on payments.also we did not opperate out the shop when hurricane harvey hit.for about 2 months.she sent us a 3 day evict notice.there are still cars being worked on.Im so scared.what rights do we have? We just made a 100 payment yesterday.we dont want to lose this shop.Help please
Your rights are, first, determined by your lease so that is the first place to look. If you have any rights because of the hurricane, you need to contact a real estate attorney in Houston. There is an attorney search area at the top of the Avvo page.
Put together a spreadsheet -- it's time to learn to use a spreadsheet program like Excell -- with all your payments and the monthly rent requirements.
Given that you have already received an eviction notice, you need to see an attorney immediately.
A good place to start for answers to questions about landlord/tenant issues is a publication called Texas Tenant Rights prepared by the Texas Attorney General. That guide can be downloaded at https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cpd/tenant-rights. Also, there is a Tenants’ Rights Handbook you can download from https://texaslawhelp.org/article/tenants-rights-handbook. There is no charge for these publications. Neither of these publications is a substitute for the advice from an attorney.
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