Texas Standard Residential Lease Agreement (TAR-2001)

The Texas Standard Residential Lease Agreement is a contract formed between a lessor (owner or manager of a property) and lessee (living in the property), that provides the lessee with rights to live in the rental so long the conditions of the agreement are strictly followed. For both parties, it is important to know that Texas leans heavily towards landlords in their rental laws, which is demonstrated in one instance by their eviction laws, which give landlords the right to evict a tenant for breaching the contract in almost any manner.

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State Laws & Security Deposit

State LawsTexas Property Code Ch. 92

Maximum Security Deposit – Texas state law is silent on the matter of the maximum amount a landlord can demand as a security deposit. In the interest of fairness, they should make this amount reasonable e.g. the equivalent of one (1) month’s rent.

Eviction Notice Requirement (§ 24.005) – Three (3) Days.