Texas Property Code

Sec. § 92.011
Cash Rental Payments


A landlord shall accept a tenant’s timely cash rental payment unless a written lease between the landlord and tenant requires the tenant to make rental payments by check, money order, or other traceable or negotiable instrument.


A landlord who receives a cash rental payment shall:


provide the tenant with a written receipt; and


enter the payment date and amount in a record book maintained by the landlord.


A tenant or a governmental entity or civic association acting on the tenant’s behalf may file suit against a landlord to enjoin a violation of this section. A party who prevails in a suit brought under this subsection may recover court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees from the other party. In addition to court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees, a tenant who prevails under this subsection may recover from the landlord the greater of one month’s rent or $500 for each violation of this section.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 938, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Renumbered from Property Code Sec. 92.010 by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 17.01(44), eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

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