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The Texas rental lease agreements are designed to bind landlords and tenants together in a residential or commercial rental arrangement. The lease documents provided in the list below serve different purposes but they adhere to many of the same requirements in regard to execution and compliance. A rental application form and a noncompliance notice are also provided to help landlords review prospective tenants (application) and to enable them to properly deal with those who do not follow the rules of the agreement (notice). All agreements must follow State laws (Title 8 Landlord and Tenant) but both parties should read through a contract before signing to ensure the arrangement is mutually beneficial.

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Texas Lease Agreements

The Texas sublease agreement is a document to be completed by a tenant (“sublessor”) seeking to rent all or a portion of their rented space to another individual (“sublessee”). The landlord must provide consent to a sublease agreement (this is usually mentioned in the original rental contract). All potential sublessees should be screened with a rental application and a security deposit should be collected. After all, the sublessor is liable for any default in rent payments or damage caused to…

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The Texas commercial lease agreement may be used by landlords/property managers for all properties consisting of retail, office, or industrial space that will be rented to a business, whether an individual or entity. The tenant is typically seeking space that has been “fit-up” by the landlord, in other words, the property owner will provide the space as a plain, empty unit ready for the tenant to move in with their fixtures upon the first day of occupancy. It is not…

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The Texas three (3) day notice to quit is a form served upon a tenant who has failed to pay their rent on time. The form may be issued the day after rent is due and gives the tenant three (3) days to either pay all that is due to the lessor or face vacating the property within the seventy-two (72) hour timeframe. Even after a tenant is evicted (should this be the case), they are still liable for the overdue…

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The Texas rental application is a document used for the verification of potential tenants before a landlord authorizes a lease agreement. After the applicant completes the form, the lessor will check to see if the applicant’s credit, employment, and background fit the requirements necessary to enter into a legally binding lease agreement. After the verification process is complete, the landlord will make their decision whether or not to accept the individual as a tenant. The landlord has the right to…

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The Texas standard residential lease agreement is a form that allows a property manager to enter into a binding relationship with a tenant in regard to residential property. The length of the agreement is typically one (1) year although a longer fixed term can be drafted into the agreement if both parties agree. After a tenant has shown interest in a property, the landlord should check the tenant’s credit, background, and employment and rental references to see if they are…

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The Texas month-to-month lease agreement, often referred to as a “Tenancy at Will,” allows an individual to rent residential property without a specific end-date. In other words, the rental arrangement between the landlord and tenant will remain in perpetuity until either the lessor or lessee sends notice to terminate the agreement. All other aspects of this lease agreement are the same as any standard residential contract. Once a landlord has accepted an applicant as a tenant, they will present them…

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STATE DISCLOSURES

Identification (§ 92.201) – The lease must identify the owner of the property along with any manager(s) authorized to be on the premises. An address must also be included for all official notices made on behalf of the tenant.

Lead-Based Paint – Federal law requires that landlords renting residences built prior to 1978 give this notice to tenants warning them of the possibility of lead-based paint on the premises.

SECURITY DEPOSITS

Maximum (§ 92.102) – There is no State cap; the landlord may charge as much as is desired for the initial security deposit.

Returning (§ 92.103) – The landlord has thirty (30) days from the date the tenant vacates the premises to give any and all funds associated with the deposit, minus any deductions, back to the tenant.

LANDLORD'S ACCESS/ENTRY

There is no Texas statute that requires a landlord to give a tenant notice of entering the premises for a non-emergency related issue. However, it is recommended that the lessor grant at least twenty-four (24) hours' notice for good relations.

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