Texas Property Code
Sec. § 92.260
Tenant Remedies


A tenant of a landlord who is liable under Section 92.259 (Landlord’s Failure to Install, Inspect, or Repair) may obtain or exercise one or more of the following remedies:

(1)

a court order directing the landlord to comply with the tenant’s request if the tenant is in possession of the dwelling unit;

(2)

a judgment against the landlord for damages suffered by the tenant because of the landlord’s violation;

(3)

a judgment against the landlord for a civil penalty of one month’s rent plus $100 if the landlord violates Section 92.259 (Landlord’s Failure to Install, Inspect, or Repair)(a)(2);

(4)

a judgment against the landlord for court costs;

(5)

a judgment against the landlord for attorney’s fees in an action under Subdivision (1) or (3); and

(6)

unilateral termination of the lease without a court proceeding if the landlord violates Section 92.259 (Landlord’s Failure to Install, Inspect, or Repair)(a)(2).
Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3653, ch. 576, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 869, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 918, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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