4 must-have resources for property managers

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11/21/2014 | 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


Michael Moore on 11/21/2014

Just want to thank you for directing me to the Texas Young Lawyers Assoc website. They have many pamphlets/files that are very helpful for knowing your rights and how to operate within the system as well as adding to the old adage “knowledge is power”. Never been to a site that was so helpful.

Mike McEwen on 11/21/2014

Actually, when I clicked on the other link covering the Landlords and Tenants Guide, there was an additional link to the Tenants’ Rights that worked.

Editorial Staff on 11/21/2014

@Mike: Link has been updated. Please try again.

Mike McEwen on 11/21/2014

The link to the Texas Young Lawyers Association does not work.

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