Can a Landlord Ban CBD From a Property?

You may have noticed a recent uptick in CBD products being sold in Texas. That’s because a state l...

Landlords: Beware of These Identity-Fraud Scams

An increasing number of applicants are using fake identities to secure leases, according to a report...

A Form to Help You Comply With Unescorted Access Rules

The form Owner’s Authorization Concerning Unescorted Access to Property (TXR 2223) was created for...

Using the Multiple Property Addendum Form

If you’re the property manager for several properties owned by the same landlord, you don’t have...

Can a Tenant Terminate a Lease Early if He's Assaulted by Another Tenant?

Yes. Section 92.016 of the Texas Property Code gives tenants the right to vacate a property and av...

When the Landlord can Keep the Deposit and First Month's Rent

A tenant for a property I manage entered into a lease with the landlord and paid a security deposit ...

Can Any Animal Be an Assistance Animal?

An assistance animal can be a service animal or an emotional support animal for a person with a disa...

Assistance Animals and Landlords' Insurance

Can Landlords Limit Certain Dog Breeds Because of Insurance?I manage a property with a no-pets polic...

Boost Profits From Rentals Without Increasing Rents

There are ways other than raising rent to make your rental properties more profitable. Here are thre...

What's Required to Restrict Concealed and Open Carry on a Property

Can landlords ban concealed carry and open carry from their property?Yes. Landlords can give verbal ...

Does a Landlord Have To Replace Windows Damaged in a Burglary?

The tenant of a property I manage told me someone shattered a window while trying to break into his ...

Are REALTORS® required to disclose prior flooding from a property condition to potential tenants?

When you’re marketing a property for lease that had previous flooding from a property condition, R...

Landlords, tenants, and floods

This post was written by Michael Mengden to address landlord and tenant issues brought about by Hur...

What are tenants’ and landlords’ rights for terminating a lease due to Harvey storm damage?

Paragraph 25 of TAR’s Residential Lease deals with casualty loss, which includes a loss due to wea...

Important information for landlords considering raising rents in counties designated as disaster areas

With high demand for shelter in areas of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey, some landlords are cons...