Texas Property Code

Sec. § 92.021
Liability of Certain Guarantors Under Lease


A person other than a tenant who guarantees a lease is liable only for the original lease term except that a person may specify that the person agrees to guarantee a renewal of the lease as provided by Subsection (b).


A person may specify in writing in an original lease that the person will guarantee a renewal of the lease only if the original lease states:


the last date, as specified by the guarantor, on which the renewal of the lease will renew the obligation of the guarantor;


that the guarantor is liable under a renewal of the lease that occurs on or before that date; and


that the guarantor is liable under a renewal of the lease only if the renewal:


involves the same parties as the original lease; and


does not increase the guarantor’s potential financial obligation for rent that existed under the original lease.


Subsection (b) does not prohibit a guarantor from voluntarily entering into an agreement at the time of the renewal of a lease, in a separate written document, to guarantee an increased amount of rent.


This section does not release a guarantor from the obligations of the guarantor under the terms of the original lease or a valid renewal for costs and damages owed to the lessor that arise after the date specified by the guarantor in the original lease in accordance with Subsection (b), if the costs or damages relate to actions of the tenant before that date or arise as a result of the tenant refusing to vacate the leased premises.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 601 (H.B. 534), Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2010.

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