Houston, TX asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Texas

Q: Can I break my lease without penalty if there was theft in my unit in texas?

maintaince was scheduled to do repairs in my unit between thursday and friday , upon returning my unit some things were missing in my unit , I made a police report and stated to the property manager that I no longer felt safe and violated and I wanted to rescind my contract, the only option I was given was to pay for an early lease termination, 

do I have any legal grounds to break my lease without penalty

1 Lawyer Answer
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: No, unless your written lease agreement specifically provides that this is a reason you may terminate your lease early. That would be an extraordinarily uncommon provision.

This is why you never allow other people to enter your unit when you are not home. You should always remain physically present when maintenance enters your unit to do repairs.

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