Do Mailbox Keys Convey?

If your clients don’t have a mailbox on their property, they might get mail from a cluster box: a ...

3 Tips for Showing Your Home With Existing Tenants

Your tenant’s lease is up soon, and you’ve decided to sell. While it makes things more challengi...

Recap From May TREC Meeting

The Texas Real Estate Commission met May 2. All meeting materials and a video replay can be found on...

From the Legal Hotline: Use of Holdover Provision in Leases

I'm hearing on the Legal Hotline from members who want to know if the holdover provision in leases i...

Identify the Best Tenant With SmartMove

Issues such as late or missed rent payments, property damage, fraud, and high turnover can be costly...

New Texas REALTORS® Form: Addendum Regarding Rental Flood Disclosure

During the 87th Texas Legislature, a change in law passed that requires landlords to give notice to ...

Do You Know How to Effectively Serve Tenants and Landlords?

The Texas Residential Leasing Specialist (TRLS) certification tells your clients that you have a tho...

CDC Eviction Moratorium Ruled Unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mor...

What Happens When Tenants Leave Things Behind?

In the Residential Lease (TXR 2001), tenants agree to leave the rental property in a clean condition...

Dealing with Malicious Acts by Tenants

by Mark Turner It’s every property manager’s and property owner’s worst nightmare: a tenant w...

You Can't Afford to Choose the Wrong Tenant

Get online tenant screening fast through Texas REALTORS® Benefits Partner SmartMove.  Whether you...

Have Questions About How the Pandemic Affects Your Lease?

Here are answers to several frequently asked questions regarding your lease and the COVID-19 pandemi...

What Happens to the Security Deposit When Only 1 Tenant Moves Out

I am the property manager for a property with three tenants. At the end of the lease term, one of th...

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 ...

Does a Landlord Have to Cover Tenants' Lodging Costs During a Property Repair?

A tenant notified me yesterday that his water heater stopped working. A repairman came to the proper...

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 ...

What Notice Is Required When Evicting a Tenant

How much notice does a landlord have to provide a tenant prior to filing an eviction?It depends on t...

Handling Security Deposits When You've Been Terminated by the Landlord

I was managing a property, and the owner terminated the management agreement effective today. A tena...

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...

Can a landlord require a photo ID with rental applications?

The landlord for the property I manage wants all potential tenants to submit a photo ID with their l...

Help your clients find the right tenant

Do your clients need to rent a property fast? Help them out by using TransUnion’s SmartMove, a TA...

Who gets the security deposit if you don’t manage the property anymore?

As a property manager, I maintain a trust account for tenants’ security deposits. The landlord ter...