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I OWN AN RV PARK AND I HAVE A TENANT THAT HAS NOT PAID RENT

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I OWN AN RV PARK AND I HAVE A TENANT THAT HAS NOT PAID RENT AND IS SAYING HE IS GOING TO MOVE OUT. HE IS STILL HOOKED UP TO ELECTRIC AND MY QUESTION IS CAN I PUT A LOCK ON HIS RV SO HE CANNOT MOVE IT UNTIL UNTIL THE RENT IS PAID AND UTILITES ARE PAID IN FULL. I LOCATED IN TEXAS(NOT SURE OF THE TEXAS LAWS ON THIS).
Hello! Thank you for your question today. My goal is to provide you with the information you seek.

Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice; and (2) I will provide you with honest information and not necessarily to tell you might be hoping to hear.

Sorry you are dealing with this situation. Unfortunately, you may not place a lock or boot his RV even if he has not paid rent. The laws require you to give a 72 hour written notice for non-payment of rent and advise the tenant they have 72 to remove their RV. If after the 72 hour period is over you can have the RV towed. Here is a link to a sample letter: www.wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_Texas_RV_park_occupancy_laws_for_evicting_a_person_and_their_RV_when_there_is_not_a_rental_agreement

If rent and other fees are still owed and not paid to you on demand you would need to take the tenant to small claims to recover.

I apologize that this was probably not the answer you were hoping to receive. However, it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information.

All my best & encouragement.

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