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Does a property need to be rekeyed if the owner was the previous occupant?

09/23/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Even if the owner was the only previous occupant of a property, the landlord still has to fulfill the obligations of the Texas Property Code.

Categories: Legal

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Can a landlord charge a fee when a tenant pays rent with a credit card?

07/26/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issues an opinion that affects landlords who collect rent via electronic payments.

Categories: Landlords

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5 ways to ensure your commercial tenants stay put

03/16/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Keep your tenants by offering services that other commercial landlords don’t.

Categories: Property Management, Business tips, Landlords, Commercial real estate, Renters

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How to tell a tenant his month-to-month lease won’t be renewed

03/11/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Use this form to terminate a lease

Categories: Property Management, Forms, Legal, Landlords, Renters

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Do you have to comply with a disabled tenant’s modification requests?

09/25/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

A landlord must permit certain modifications, but the lease should address each party’s responsibilities.

Categories: Property Management, Legal, Landlords, Renters

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What property managers need to know about assistance animals

08/24/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

Get a closer look at what fair-housing rules allow.

Categories: Property Management, Legal, Landlords

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How to terminate a month-to-month lease

01/06/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff

What form should be used to let the tenant know that the landlord will not renew the lease?

Categories: Legal

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Who gets the security deposit when the tenants divorce?

11/14/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

See who gets the check when both names are on the lease.

Categories: Legal, Landlords, Renters

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Who gets the deposit if the tenant backs out of the lease before the commencement date?

10/22/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Find out what a landlord can do with a renter’s security deposit.

Categories: Legal, Landlords, Renters

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How to evict a tenant from a manufactured-home community

08/15/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff

Property managers for these communities have different steps to follow.

Categories: Legal