4 must-have resources for property managers

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12/30/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Does your client know his responsibilities as a landlord in Texas? Do your tenants know they have rights, too? These four property-management resources can help keep them—and you—out of trouble.

  • The Tenants’ Rights Handbook from the State Bar of Texas explains relevant sections of the Texas Property Code. Download it from the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
  • The Landlords and Tenants Guide from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University explains in plain language sections of the Texas Property Code that address a landlord’s responsibilities and liability. Download the guide here.
  • The National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) is the trade group for property managers. Members can find information about education opportunities, network with other professionals, and locate vendors at narpm.org.
  • The International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) provides guidelines and requirements for maintenance of existing buildings. Search for it by name at iccsafe.org.

You can also visit the property-management page on texasrealestate.com to view resources from the Texas Association of REALTORS®, including the Residential Property Management Resource, free property-management webinars, and information about the new Texas Residential Leasing Specialist certification.

Categories: Landlords, Renters
Tags: property management, leasing, tenants, renters, landlords


Laurie on 02/05/2017

It is important if you have rental properties to know the laws and requirements for you to rent out the property. Great information, thanks for sharing!

Michael Schrantz on 12/30/2016

Hi David,

You can try visiting the Real Estate Center page for the guide if you’re having trouble with the direct link to the PDF above: https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/articles/technical-report/landlords-and-tenants-guide


Michael Schrantz
TAR Social Media Editor

David Rosow on 12/30/2016

Great article, but the link from A&M, landlords and tenants guide is not work. Can you please provide me the correct link? Thanks

Rick Ebert on 12/30/2016

Thank you for posting this most important information.  I can’t imagine any property manager worth their salt performing property management duties without these resources at their finger tips.

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