Texas Property Code

Sec. § 92.023
Tenant’s Remedies Regarding Revocation of Certificate of Occupancy

If a municipality or a county revokes a certificate of occupancy for a leased premises because of the landlord’s failure to maintain the premises, the landlord is liable to a tenant who is not in default under the lease for:


the full amount of the tenant’s security deposit;


the pro rata portion of any rental payment the tenant has paid in advance;


the tenant’s actual damages, including any moving costs, utility connection fees, storage fees, and lost wages; and


court costs and attorney’s fees arising from any related cause of action by the tenant against the landlord.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 512 (H.B. 1862), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.

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