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Old 05-21-2014, 01:09 PM
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I live in another city but need to deilver a 3-DAY NOTICE TO QUIT to a tenant that is not paying the rent on a rental property in San Antonio. I really don't want to make the trip and was thinking I could just use registered mail. The tenant may not sign for the mail, what can I do? I do not want to spend a lot of money.
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:13 PM
 
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I live in another city but need to deilver a 3-DAY NOTICE TO QUIT to a tenant that is not paying the rent on a rental property in San Antonio. I really don't want to make the trip and was thinking I could just use registered mail. The tenant may not sign for the mail, what can I do? I do not want to spend a lot of money.
Best Guess- search for summons delivery service.

I do know that after the notice and you file with the JP, their personnel deliver the summons to appear.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Certified mail isn't too expensive. It might be a good first step, and you can resort to other mechanisms if it doesn't work.

Personally, I'd do it in person, as you really want to do your best to keep the situation mild and perhaps come up with an alternative to eviction (e.g. is the tenant going to destroy your property?).
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:25 PM
 
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From past experience do not use certified mail. If they have an inkling of what it is they won't sign for or pick up same. It will be returned to sender after 14 days. For quickest results either do it yourself or use a summons delivery service.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:31 PM
 
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Texas law only requires that you send the letter certified mail, receipt requested. If the tenants are Spanish-speaking, I would also include a Spanish language version of your letter. Allowing for handling time by the PO, after three days of the delivery, or attempt to deliver, and they still have not vacated, go to the JP with your PO Certified mail receipt as well as the receipt you will get back from the PO regarding the delivery or non-delivery of the letter and file for eviction. I think this is pretty standard throughout Texas.

Unfortunately, you're probably looking at some property damage before you get your property back. Failure to continue speaking to the landlord is a really bad sign and leaves you no recourse but to file for eviction.

BTW, my wife and I had Texas rentals in the recent past including a residential house, an RV lot and commercial buildings. Texas is very landlord-friendly in its tenant laws but still it's a bad business to find yourself in. We sold our rentals.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:27 PM
 
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Cash for keys and property not damaged.
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:38 AM
 
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Eviction Notices for Nonpayment of Rent in Texas

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Old 05-22-2014, 09:47 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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try this

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Old 05-23-2014, 06:20 AM
 
Location: McLean, VA
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Just want to say sorry that you're going through this. I'll bet it's not fun and I hope everything works out soon.
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:02 PM
 
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It can take months to evict someone, assuming you need to go through the entire process all the way up to the constable moving their stuff outside. I work for a rental corporation and it takes 2 months at least, with their lawyers....I can only imagine it takes longer for an individual
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