Texas Property Code

Sec. § 92.018
Liability of Tenant for Governmental Fines


In this section, “governmental entity” means the state, an agency of the state, or a political subdivision of the state.


A landlord or a landlord’s manager or agent may not charge or seek reimbursement from the landlord’s tenant for the amount of a fine imposed on the landlord by a governmental entity unless the tenant or another occupant of the tenant’s dwelling actually caused the damage or other condition on which the fine is based.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1344 (S.B. 399), Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2005.
Renumbered from Property Code, Section 92.016 (Right to Vacate and Avoid Liability Following Family Violence) by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 921 (H.B. 3167), Sec. 17.001(64), eff. September 1, 2007.

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