A landlord shall accept a tenant’s cash rental payment unless the lease agreement requires the tenant to make rental payments by check, money order, or other traceable or negotiable instrument.
A landlord who receives a cash rental payment shall:
provide the tenant with a written receipt; and
enter the payment date and amount in a record book maintained by the landlord.
A tenant or a governmental entity or civic association acting on the tenant’s behalf may file suit against a landlord to enjoin a violation of this section.Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 801, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2002.