Good landlords need a Texas landlord lawyer.
Leo Durocher is often quoted as saying that "Nice guys finish last." We are not certain that is true in all areas of life but we know it is true for landlords. The scenario is very often the same: The tenant obtains possession of the premises and then pays very little or nothing thereafter. After the Landlord obtains an order of possession from the justice court they appeal and when the appeal is heard and they lose, they retain a bankruptcy lawyer to tie the property up even longer. It is an effective strategy, especially against the naive landlord.
If the landlords sits on their hands for any length of time, the arrearage grows, and our ability to recover the arrearage is greatly hampered as we wind up focused solely on regaining possession.
Nice landlords finish last. Far, far out of the money.