Houston, TX asked in Landlord - Tenant for Texas

Q: Can my mother take me to court, I’m 19 years and live in Texas?

I recently turn 19, currently I live in my parents house. My father pays for all the bills, except for one which I pay. My mother doesn’t pay anything. My dad doesn’t live in the house. I recently put a lock on my door blc my mother was stealing checks that had my name and siblings were stealing cash. I asked my father if it was alright to put a lock and he said he was fine with that. My mother is threatening to kick me out blc I refuse to take off the lock. Can she do this?

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Amir Tavakkoli
Amir Tavakkoli
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If your father is also an owner of the property or a tenant on the least (depending on whether it’s leased or owned), your mom cannot kick you out as long as your dad allows you to stay in.

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