Amendments to Texas Renter’s Laws
There have recently been some amendments to Texas renter’s laws that many people may or may not know about.
In Texas, the relationship between a landlord and a tenant is largely controlled by the terms of their lease agreement. Tenants should always ask to have a lease in writing and make sure that they are given a copy of the lease by the landlord once it has been signed. They should make sure that they review it very carefully in the presence of the landlord before signing so they can make sure that they understand all the terms. They may, at that time, request that the landlord make certain changes to the lease. The landlord is not obligated to comply with this request and the tenant has the choice to sign the lease and rent the apartment if he or she does not.