This guide was created in order to provide information about Texas landlord/tenant law. Links to the Property Code and information about the law explained in "plain English" are provided. The Practice Aids page provides a list of library resources that may be useful to practitioners looking for additional information on landlord/tenant law.
Below you will find references to areas of the Texas Property Code that govern rental properties and issues related to landlord/tenant law. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to look at the “plain English” resources on this page or speak to an attorney.
Because Texas and federal law may not be easy to understand, below you'll find a collection of resources that help to explain the law in “plain English.”
If you have already gone through the eviction process in court but were dissatisfied with the outcome, you may be able to appeal. The links below explain how to appeal an eviction suit.
Many of the e-books available through the State Law Library contain forms or drafting guides.