The Residential Lease (TXR 2001) ends on the agreed-upon expiration date except if renewed, extended by written agreement, or terminated early through a handful of special circumstances. Landlords and tenants who agree to terminate the lease early may use the Early Termination of Residential Lease (TXR 2012) form to put their intentions in writing. The Early Termination of Residential Lease form includes the tenant’s obligations and details of the termination fee, and it provides instructions for the return of the security deposit. The form becomes the final agreement between the landlord and tenant and includes a provision in which the two parties release each other from all obligations from the lease. The Residential Lease and Early Termination of Residential Lease are two of 130 forms exclusively available to members of Texas REALTORS®.