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In Texas, property and real estate laws include protection from creditors, relationships between landlords and tenants, and any other issues pertaining to your home or residence. In many cases, these laws also include zoning regulations, which determine what type of structure may be constructed on a piece of land. In Texas, there are no limits to how much a landlord may require for a deposit on a piece of property, though said deposit must be returned within 30 days after the lease termination. These are just examples of real estate law and how complex and varied situations in the field may become. At Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest, we commit ourselves wholly to clients who want to better themselves and their land.

Real Estate

Our attorneys represent real estate developers, companies, investors, lenders, borrowers, and financial institutions in all aspects of real estate deals and litigation. Our team of transactional attorneys have counseled clients in multi-million dollar real estate transactions. Our regulatory attorneys have represented clients in connection with permitting issues. Our trial attorneys have litigated disputes regarding commercial and residential real estate issues, ranging from landlord-tenant matters to claims involving real estate fraud.

In Dallas real estate laws, you have:

  • Homestead laws – Offer protection for the elderly or disabled persons who are threatened with foreclosure.
  • Lease and rental agreement laws – Texas law prohibits forms of discrimination and governs tenant-landlord relationships.
  • Possession laws – Individuals who inhabit or improve a home to obtain a title to the property are protected under Texas real estate laws.

Texas Real Estate Transactions and Litigation

We represent clients in all aspects of real estate transactions and litigation. We offer clear, useful advice to ensure our clients achieve their real estate goals, whether those goals include lease renewal, refinancing, or a development proposal. No issue is too small or too complicated for our experienced law firm to handle.

Owning property here in Texas is vastly different from anywhere else in the country. Once you purchase property, you have a wealth of new opportunities for development and other uses for your new land. As the property owner or investor, it makes financial sense to work with an experienced real estate attorney before signing any contracts. We have helped countless property owners during the sales and purchase process, lease arrangements, agreements, and land development over the years. When things go wrong, we are right there beside our client to provide exceptional legal advice and guidance.

Negotiation and Litigation

Real estate disputes are as varied as clients. An example of a disagreement, for example, would be when a seller failed to disclose the extent of basement flooding, while only mentioning a small leak. Such situations often lead to litigation and a court case. We have witnessed an incredible increase in litigation over the years. More people are turning to courts to resolve their disputes, however, the reality is that a lawsuit is financially and emotionally draining for most clients. Buyers and sellers of real estate are more than capable of negotiating and avoiding a court case.

At Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest, we are committed to a positive outcome for all parties. We will begin the dispute resolution process by attempting negotiations. If both parties can come together, discuss their differences and sides to the story, and find a peaceful, cost-effective solution, then everyone wins. If not, then our experienced attorneys are more than willing and prepared to take the matter further. We will defend our client in court until the matter is resolved.

Legal Assistance With Your Real Estate Matters

At Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest, we have the experience you need when dealing with real estate matters. We provide a full range of services related to real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financing, hospitality, and more. Our experienced attorneys push themselves each day to provide clients with results. In fact, we offer legal guidance through all phases of a real estate transaction. If you’re worried about the process, you can trust in our lawyers. We will never leave you hanging out to dry!

We have extensive experience when structuring, negotiating, and documenting real estate matters like loan transactions, as well as other matters of the industry. Some of the real estate projects we handle include:

  • Retail projects, such as shopping centers
  • Hotels
  • Office and warehouse space
  • Residential structures
  • Assisted-living and senior-housing facilities
  • Hospitals and healthcare clinics

With Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest, your journey into the world of real estate is covered


Property and real estate in Texas exist under heavy regulation and legal protections for creditors, landlords, and tenants. For legal assistance in the field, call Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest at (214) 981-9200.