Texas

Landlord-Tenant

Legal Resources

  • Suing for Repairs in Justice of the Peace Court

    If you have followed the proper procedure to seek repairs from your landlord, and your landlord has not made those necessary repairs, then you can sue to enforce your landlord?s duty to make those repairs. Read More

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    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
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  • Tenant Lock-Outs

    A landlord may only exercise a lock-out if your lease allows your landlord to do so. Even if your landlord locks you out, your landlord must always provide you with a key to re-enter the residence. Read More

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    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
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  • Utility Shut-Offs

    A landlord may not interrupt a tenant?s utility services, including electricity, water, wastewater, or gas services, unless for bona fide repairs, construction or an emergency. This is true whether utility services are paid by you directly to the utility company or if they are furnished by the landlord through your tenancy. Read More

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    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
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  • Utility Shut-Offs by Utility Companies for Landlord Nonpayment

    If a utility company disconnects service or gives written notice that service is about to be cut off because a landlord who is supposed to furnish utilities has not paid the utility bill, then the landlord is liable to the tenant regardless of whether the unit is "all bills paid," submetered, or mastermetered. Read More

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    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
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