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Landlord/Tenant Law

This legal research guide provides information about landlord and tenant law that is helpful to both the practitioner and the public looking for legal information.

General Information

About This Guide

This guide was created in order to provide information about Texas landlord/tenant law and answer the frequently asked questions that we receive at the library.  On this page, you will find a general overview of landlord/tenant law, tenants' rights, and a list of organizations that may be able to provide more assistance and information.

New Texas Legislation

Note There may be new laws passed during the 88th Legislative Sessions that affect this subject. 

Read the library's Spotlight post on the ending of the 88th Regular Session and what comes next. We briefly discuss deadlines, the governor's veto power, and how to find new legislation. To research new legislation on this topic, please see the resources below.

Overviews of Landlord/Tenant Law

The links below provide general overviews of landlord/tenant law in Texas in easy-to-understand language.

Tenants' Rights

The links below provide overviews of the rights that tenants have when entering into a landlord/tenant relationship. 

Tenants' rights in special circumstances:

E-Books from the Texas State Law Library

The State Law Library provides several e-books on the landlord/tenant relationship, many of which include forms and sample letters. 

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