Texas Property Code

Sec. § 301.081


The commission shall investigate complaints of alleged discriminatory housing practices.


A complaint must be:


in writing;


under oath; and


in the form prescribed by the commission.


An aggrieved person may file a complaint with the commission alleging the discriminatory housing practice. The commission may file a complaint.


A complaint must be filed on or before the first anniversary of the date the alleged discriminatory housing practice occurs or terminates, whichever is later.


A complaint may be amended at any time.


On the filing of a complaint, the commission shall:


give the aggrieved person notice that the complaint has been received;


advise the aggrieved person of the time limits and choice of forums under this chapter; and


not later than the 20th day after the date of the filing of the complaint or the identification of an additional or substitute respondent under Section 301.084 (Additional or Substitute Respondent), serve on each respondent:


a notice identifying the alleged discriminatory housing practice and advising the respondent of the procedural rights and obligations of a respondent under this chapter; and


a copy of the original complaint.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 40, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

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