Texas Property Code

Sec. § 94.153
Landlord’s Repair Obligations


(a)

This section does not apply to a condition present in or on a tenant’s manufactured home.

(b)

A landlord shall make a diligent effort to repair or remedy a condition if:

(1)

the tenant specifies the condition in a notice to the person to whom or to the place at which rent is normally paid;

(2)

the tenant is not delinquent in the payment of rent at the time notice is given; and

(3)

the condition materially affects the physical health or safety of an ordinary tenant.

(c)

Unless the condition was caused by normal wear and tear, the landlord does not have a duty during the lease term or a renewal or extension to repair or remedy a condition caused by:

(1)

the tenant;

(2)

a lawful occupant of the tenant’s manufactured home lot;

(3)

a member of the tenant’s family; or

(4)

a guest or invitee of the tenant.

(d)

This subchapter does not require the landlord:

(1)

to furnish utilities from a utility company if as a practical matter the utility lines of the company are not reasonably available; or

(2)

to furnish security guards.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 801, Sec. 1, eff. April 1, 2002.
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