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I paid my august rent to my landlord on the 3rd of august

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I paid my august rent to my landlord on the 3rd of august and he has brought my rent back trying to evict me saying im late because he want late fees and he is trying to kick me out is this legal when I wasn't late on my rent
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Good morning. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.

The landlord may not evict for nonpayment without giving a 3 day notice allowing you to pay the rent. So, the landlord may not refuse to accept the rent and still evict you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been a tenant for about 5 years I leave his rent each month next door like he request each month my money order is dated for august 3rd never got a 3 day notice from him I just walked into my office and I see a envelope on my floor with the money order I left next door for him on august 3rd
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Well, he can not evict you unless you are in breach of the lease. So, just give him the rent again.

If you are a month to month tenant then he can cancel the tenancy with a month's notice, but he can not refuse to accept the rent before serving a 3 day notice and then evict you for nonpayment.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm in a lease I'm not month to month and I didn't get a 3 day notice from him and if he see that I paid him on the 3rd of August I'm not late
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Then you can not be evicted. You may retain possession until the end of the lease term, so long as you are not in breach.

If he attempts to evict you when you are not in breach then he is violating the warranty of quiet enjoyment and you can sue for the breach.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Did you have further questions? Have I answered your question?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You answered everything for me but I will hire a attorney to represent me in court I'm in Houston Texas
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

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Thank you.