Texas Property Code

Sec. § 94.105
Retention of Security Deposit; Accounting


Before returning a security deposit, the landlord may deduct from the deposit damages and charges for which the tenant is legally liable under the lease agreement or as a result of breaching the lease.


The landlord may not retain any portion of a security deposit to cover normal wear and tear.


If the landlord retains all or part of a security deposit under this section, the landlord shall give to the tenant the balance of the security deposit, if any, together with a written description and itemized list of all deductions. The landlord is not required to give the tenant a description and itemized list of deductions if:


the tenant owes rent when the tenant surrenders possession of the manufactured home lot; and


no controversy exists concerning the amount of rent owed.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 801, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2002.

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