Texas

Property Laws

Legal Resources

  • Finding Out Who Owns the Property

    As a tenant, you have the right to know the name and address of the owner of the premises. You also have the right to know the name and street address of any property management company that is managing your house or apartment. The landlord may satisfy the duty of disclosure by providing you with a written copy of the information, by having the information posted continuously in a conspicuous place in the apartment complex or resident manager's office, or by having the information included in your copy of the written lease agreement or house rules. Read More

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
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  • Landlord Seizure of Property

    Under Texas law, a landlord cannot seize any of your property for delinquent rent unless you have a written lease that allows such action (enforcing a landlord lien) and that section is underlined or in conspicuous bold print. Read More

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
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    Spanish / Español
  • Property Code: Chapter 24

    Evictions Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Legislative Council
  • Property Code: Chapter 301

    Texas Fair Housing Act Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Legislative Council
  • Property Code: Chapter 54

    Landlord's Liens Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Legislative Council
  • Property Code: Chapter 94

    Provisions Generally Applicable to Landlords Texas Statutes on Manufactures Housing Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Legislative Council
  • Subleasing

    Unless the lease allows it, a tenant may not sublet (rent the house or apartment to another person) without the consent of the landlord. Read More

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
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    Spanish / Español