MCALLEN, Texas — The hold on evictions is coming to an end as the Texas Supreme Court lifts orders, after nearly two million Texans have filed for unemployment.
Starting Tuesday, landlords could take eviction proceedings back to court if the property or tenants are not protected by the CARES Act or federally backed mortgage loans.
“In the lease contract it stipulates there what rights the landlord has as well as the tenant. If the tenant has not paid rent, the property is not subject to the CARES Act moratorium, that landlord has all the right to evict that tenant, ” said Executive Member of the Texas Apartment Association, Crystal Moya.
Landlords will only be restricted if your rental is part of a federal assistant program or subject to federally backed mortgage loans which extend the eviction deadline through August 23, 2020.
“For a landlord to file an eviction case on someone for not paying the rent, they must swear in an affidavit in the petition for the eviction they must put in there, that they are not subject to the CARES Act moratorium,” Moya added.
Moya encourages those who are not covered under the CARES Act to seek for rental assistance here.
As of May 26, landlords will regain the right to evict tenants.