Texas

Landlord-Tenant

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  • Mobile Homes

    If you rent your mobile home, the same rules that apply to any other renters apply to you. To find out more, click on the resource on this page or on Texas Tenant Advisor that best describes your problem. If you own your mobile and rent the lot, special rules apply, and you should read this to find out about them. If you own Texas Resources Content Detail

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    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • Privacy

    A landlord does not have the right to enter your home whenever they want to. When you are at home, the landlord can only enter with your permission. There may be circumstances where the landlord can enter your apartment when you are not home. These will be spelled out in your lease. Read this to find out more regarding your right of possession. Content Detail

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    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • Repairs

    Tenants have the right to have any condition that threatens their health or safety repaired. Content Detail

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    Austin Tenant's Council
  • Roommates

    Read this to find out what you can do if you have problems with a roommate. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • Security Deposit

    A landlord is entitled to collect a security deposit from a tenant as security against property damage. However, there are rules governing security deposits. Find out what the rules are and how to get your security deposit back when you move. Content Detail

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    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • Smoke Detectors

    Smoke detectors are required by Texas law. Read this to find out what landlords are required to do about smoke detectors. Content Detail

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    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • What is the eviction process?

    There are many reasons for which a landlord may try to evict a tenant. However, a tenant always has the right to fight an eviction in court. Content Detail

    By:
    Austin Tenant's Council
  • 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

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    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

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    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • Who Owns the Property?

    Who owns the property where you are renting? As a tenant, you have right to know who owns the property and the name and address of the management company (if there is one) that runs the property. Read this to find out more. Content Detail

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    Texas Tenants Advisor
  • Landlord and Tenants Guide

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    By:
    Real Estate Center -- Mays Business School
  • Application Deposit Refund Demand Letter and Application Fee/Deposit Information.

    If you are trying to get your application deposit and or fee returned to you, this form can help. It has the applicable law and a pre-written fill in the blank letter you can send to request your application deposit and/or fee back. As always, before sending this form, make sure to review the applicable law. Applicable law includes Sections 92.3515, 92.352, and 92.354 of the Texas Property Code. Also, please review the application deposit/application fee information below as well. Read More

    By:
    Austin Tenant's Council