Every Texas Landlord’s Legal Guide
Janet Portman, Attorney; Marcia Stewart, ; and Ralph Warner, Attorney
October 2013, 1st Edition
If you’re a Texas landlord, understand that state law regulates all aspects of your business—but you can’t afford to consult a lawyer every time you have a legal question. Here’s a quick, plain-English guide to the key legal and practical information every Texas landlord needs to run a successful business.
Learn how to:
- avoid problem tenants by checking references, criminal history, and credit reports
- protect yourself from discrimination claims and lawsuits
- head off rent withholding by setting up a good repair and maintenance system, and
- make allowable deductions from tenants’ security deposits.