Texas Property Code

Sec. § 92.110
Lease Without Security Deposit; Required Notice


If a security deposit was not required by a residential lease and the tenant is liable for damages and charges on surrender of the premises, the landlord shall notify the tenant in writing of the landlord’s claim for damages and charges on or before the date the landlord reports the claim to a consumer reporting agency or third-party debt collector.


A landlord is not required to provide the notice under Subsection (a) if the tenant has not given the landlord the tenant’s forwarding address as provided by Section 92.107 (Tenant’s Forwarding Address).


If a landlord does not provide the tenant the notice as required by this section, the landlord forfeits the right to collect damages and charges from the tenant. Forfeiture of the right to collect damages and charges from the tenant is the exclusive remedy for the failure to provide the proper notice to the tenant.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1198 (S.B. 1367), Sec. 6, eff. January 1, 2016.

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