Texas

Landlord-Tenant

Legal Resources

  • 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
  • Discrimination: Fair Housing Act

    Explains the protections from housing related discrimination under the Fair Housing Act and what you to do if you think you have been discriminated against. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • Fair Housing: Equal Opportunity for All

    Booklet covers the various aspects of the Fair Housing Act and the protections it provides. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Form a Tenant Association

    Do you have problems at your apartment complex that never get fixed? Do you have a landlord who doesn't respond to problems? If so, you may want to consider forming a tenant association. Read this to find out more about forming a tenant association. 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
  • House Rules

    What rules can a landlord impose on a tenant? Do they have to be part of the written lease agreement? Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • 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
  • Landlord Took Property

    Does your landlord have the right to take your property if you fall behind on your rent? Yes, under certain circumstances. Read more to find out what the landlord is allowed to do and what you can do to protect your rights. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • Late Fees

    Can the landlord charge you a late fee if you don't pay your rent on time? Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • 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
  • 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
  • Eviction

    What is "eviction" and what steps must a landlord take to remove a tenant? Explains the eviction process and the steps you need to take in order to defend yourself in an eviction proceeding. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Tenants Advisor