Landlord / Tenant Law

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Zapalac Law Firm represents both Landlords and Tenants (both residential and commercial) with leasing issues that may occur, or drafting new leases for parties who desire more control over the contract that they intend to sign.

For Tenants especially the law and leases can be frustrating and often conflicts with common sense. In Texas, Tenants do indeed have rights, but it isn’t always clear whether you have an actionable case or what next steps you must take to preserve or enforce those rights. As Texas law (and leases) generally favor Landlords, any error or delay in responding to an issue may doom an unwary Tenant.

For Landlords, leasing can lead to a host of legal problems. We help Landlords enforce their right to retain security deposit amounts and sue for excess damages, we assist with lease drafting and enforcement, and we advise on all other issues that a Landlord may encounter when dealing with unruly or nonpaying Tenants. For new Landlords especially, we can help draft customized leases for you that are tailored to your unique desires and rental situations, and we are available for consultation and advice regarding evictions and how to properly conduct them.

Our most popular services are our 30-minute Residential or Commercial Landlord/Tenant phone consults. With these consults we review your submitted materials, provide a professional analysis, and let you know what the recommended next steps are. If future work is agreed-upon and a contract timely signed, we do credit part of the paid consult fee to your initial retainer. We are proud to report that most of our Landlord/Tenant issues are resolved after only one 30-minute consult, or through a demand/notice letter thereafter. Every situation is different though and past results (even in similar cases) do not guarantee success.

We also offer a 15-minute Question & Answer call for those who have a “quick” question about how the law generally works. Those 15-minute calls do not consider any evidence or specific facts, do not provide any legal advice, and do not establish any attorney-client relationship. As there are almost no “quick” legal questions or answers, these 15-minute calls are not recommended for most matters. These 15-minute calls are nonrefundable once paid. If you are not sure whether your legal question would be general enough to make this call worthwhile or you would like for certain evidence (photos, your lease, correspondence, etc.) to be submitted, you would need a 30-minute phone consultation.

Call us today at (832) 390-2949 to set up the consult that you desire, or use the links below to book your consultation.


15-Minute Q&A Phone Call

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30-Minute Residential Landlord/Tenant Phone Consultation

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30-Minute Commercial Landlord/Tenant Phone Consult

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