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  • Application Deposits

    Explains what an application deposit is, and what your rights are with regards to your deposit. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • Before You Sign A Lease

    Read this to find out what you need to do to protect yourself BEFORE signing a lease. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • Help! I Need Repairs PDF

    By Texas law, the landlord is only required to repair problems that affect the physical health or safety of an ordinary tenant. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid - Austin
  • Landlord Tenant Law Fact Sheets

    The fact sheets at the link provided contain good informaiton on landlord tenant issues from Eviction to Getting repairs. Content Detail

    By:
    Austin Tenant's Council
  • Lease

    Explains what a lease is, what the different types of leases are, and the basic rules that apply to all leases. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • Self-Help Repair Packet PDF

    The Austin Tenants' Council provides this Self-Help Repair Packet for informational purposes so tenants can enforce their rights for repairs. Content Detail

    By:
    Austin Tenants' Council
  • Tenants' Rights Handbook

    Click here for a good and useful resources on landlord/tenant law in Texas. It contains information on leases, requesting repairs, evictions, appealing an eviction, and more. Read More

    By:
    Texas Young Lawyers Association; State Bar of Texas; Texas A&M Real Estate Center
  • What is a landlord's lien?

    Content Detail

    By:
    Austin Tenant's Council
  • A Lock-Out is Not an Eviction

    The intended purpose of the lockout law is only to force a tenant who is delinquent in rent to have contact with the landlord to discuss the problem or to arrange payment. Content Detail

    By:
    Austin Tenant's Council
  • Disaster Recovery: Renters' Rights

    When disasters hit, homes and living conditions are often severely affected. This resource explains your rights to end your lease early, get government subsidies to modify rent, eviction rights and required procedures, your right to repairs and a safe living environment, returns of security deposits, and how to respond if your landlord files a lawsuit to evict you. Read More

    By:
    Lone Star Legal Aid
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    Spanish / Español
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
  • Locked Out

    Can a landlord can lock a tenant out for not paying their rent? Yes, but there are specific rules that a landlord must follow when locking a tenant out. This explains what the rules are and what you can do if the landlord breaks the rules. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Tenants Advisor