Tex. Prop. Code Section 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.

Source: Section 94.153 — Landlord's Repair Obligations, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/PR/htm/PR.­94.­htm#94.­153 (accessed Feb. 22, 2024).

94.001
Definitions
94.002
Applicability
94.003
Waiver of Rights and Duties
94.004
Landlord’s Right of Entry
94.005
Common Area Facilities
94.006
Tenant Meetings
94.007
Cash Rental Payments
94.008
Manufactured Home Community Rules
94.009
Notice to Tenant at Primary Residence
94.010
Disclosure of Ownership and Management
94.011
Landlord’s Agent for Service of Process
94.012
Venue
94.051
Information to Be Provided to Prospective Tenant
94.052
Term of Lease
94.053
Lease Requirements and Disclosures
94.054
Disclosure by Tenant Required
94.055
Notice of Lease Renewal
94.056
Penalty for Late Payment
94.057
Assignment of Lease and Sublease
94.101
Security Deposit
94.102
Security Deposit Permitted
94.103
Obligation to Refund
94.104
Conditions for Retention of Security Deposit or Rent Prepayment
94.105
Retention of Security Deposit
94.106
Cessation of Owner’s Interest
94.107
Tenant’s Forwarding Address
94.108
Liability for Withholding Last Month’s Rent
94.109
Liability of Landlord
94.151
Warranty of Suitability
94.152
Landlord’s Maintenance Obligations
94.153
Landlord’s Repair Obligations
94.154
Burden of Proof
94.155
Casualty Loss
94.156
Landlord Liability and Tenant Remedies
94.157
Tenant’s Repair and Deduct Remedies
94.158
Landlord Affidavit for Delay
94.159
Tenant’s Judicial Remedies
94.160
Landlord Remedy for Tenant Violation
94.161
Agents for Delivery of Notice
94.162
Effect on Other Rights
94.201
Landlord’s Remedy for Early Termination
94.202
Landlord’s Duty to Mitigate Damages
94.203
Eviction Procedures Generally
94.204
Nonrenewal of Lease for Change in Land Use
94.205
Termination and Eviction for Violation of Lease
94.206
Termination and Eviction for Nonpayment of Rent
94.251
Retaliation by Landlord
94.252
Restriction on Sale of Manufactured Home
94.253
Nonretaliation
94.254
Tenant Remedies
94.255
Invalid Complaints
94.256
Eviction Suits
94.257
Possession of Firearm or Firearm Ammunition on Leased Premises
94.301
Tenant’s Remedies
94.302
Landlord’s Remedies
94.303
Cumulative Remedies

Accessed:
Feb. 22, 2024

§ 94.153’s source at texas​.gov