Texas Property Code

Sec. § 94.153
Landlord’s Repair Obligations


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


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


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


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


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


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:


the tenant;


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


a member of the tenant’s family; or


a guest or invitee of the tenant.


This subchapter does not require the landlord:


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


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

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