Tex. Prop. Code Section 24.002
Forcible Detainer


A person who refuses to surrender possession of real property on demand commits a forcible detainer if the person:


is a tenant or a subtenant wilfully and without force holding over after the termination of the tenant’s right of possession;


is a tenant at will or by sufferance, including an occupant at the time of foreclosure of a lien superior to the tenant’s lease; or


is a tenant of a person who acquired possession by forcible entry.


The demand for possession must be made in writing by a person entitled to possession of the property and must comply with the requirements for notice to vacate under Section 24.005 (Notice to Vacate Prior to Filing Eviction Suit).
Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3514, ch. 576, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 200, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 26, 1985; Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 688, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
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