Texas Property Code

Sec. § 92.025
Liability for Leasing to Person With Criminal Record


(a)

A cause of action does not accrue against a landlord or a landlord’s manager or agent solely for leasing a dwelling to a tenant convicted of, or arrested or placed on deferred adjudication for, an offense.

(b)

This section does not preclude a cause of action for negligence in leasing of a dwelling by a landlord or a landlord’s manager or agent to a tenant, if:

(1)

the tenant:

(A)

was convicted of an offense listed in Article 42A.054 (Limitation on Judge-ordered Community Supervision), Code of Criminal Procedure; or

(B)

has a reportable conviction or adjudication, as defined by Article 62.001 (Definitions), Code of Criminal Procedure; and

(2)

the person against whom the action is filed knew or should have known of the conviction or adjudication.

(c)

This section does not create a cause of action or expand an existing cause of action.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 651 (H.B. 1510), Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2016.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 324 (S.B. 1488), Sec. 23.011, eff. September 1, 2017.
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