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  • Subleases

    Read this to find out what a "sublease" is and the pitfalls of "subletting." Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • Sue Your Landlord

    Suing your landlord is relatively easy. The hard part is knowing when to sue your landlord. Always try to work out any problems with your landlord. If that doesn't work, this will guide you through the process of suing your landlord in small claims court. This document give a general overview. There are also forms on Texas Tenant Advisor for many of the specific topics listed there and on TexasLawHelp, so first look to see if your problem is addressed. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • Texas Tenants Advisor

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    By:
    Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
  • Utilities

    Special rules for utilities apply for renters. These rules mainly apply to the landlord. Read this if you are a renter and are having problems with your utilities that may be related to your landlord. If the problem is with your utility company, you should contact the utility or the Public Utility Commission's Customer Protection Division. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • Landlord and Tenants Guide

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    By:
    Real Estate Center -- Mays Business School
  • Tenants Have Rights If Landlord Foreclosed On

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    By:
    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Tenants' Rights Handbook

    This handbook is designed to assist residential tenants in their search for answers to actual legal problems. A residential tenant is a person who has leased or rented a house, duplex, apartment, or other room for use as a permanent residence or home. This handbook does not address laws concerning boarding houses or motels, or commercial tenancies, although some of the legal concepts contained in this handbook may be applicable. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • The Myths of Renting in Texas

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    By:
    Austin Tenants' Council