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  • 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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  • Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence or Stalking Form and Information

    Click this link or above for information and a form concerning VAWA Housing Protections available to victims of domestic violence. Read More

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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  • Tenants with Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodations

    Tenants with disabilities can ask their landlord to accommodate their disabilities. For example, a tenant could ask a landlord to allow a service animal in a "no pets" apartment complex; a tenant who receives a disability benefits check on the third day of each month could ask to pay the rent on that day with no late fees; and a tenant with a wheelchair could ask a landlord to allow the tenant to build a ramp to the entrance of the unit. 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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