Houston, TX asked in Landlord - Tenant for Texas

Q: I was in the hospital on January 3, 2023. I left hospital and came home to pay my rent. The landlord knows I was coming.

I went to get the money order. I sent my boyfriend in there to pay. As I'm laying down. My boyfriend ask me what is that on my wall by the front door. The landlord put a 3day vacate inside my home. I wasn't late. I always pay rent on the Third every month. Never had a problem. I told her not to come in my apartment unless she asks me. I told her this last year. I don't have a new lease for this year. She told me she can use my lease from 2019 when I moved here. I told her no she can't . I need a new one. She violates my rights and my privacy. She thinks she's above the law. She makes her own rules and laws. She told me she can come in my apartment with or without my permission. The landlord and manager are doing underhand stuff in that office. She just lost 3 cases last year for false documents. She knows people don't really know their rights in apartments.

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John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I think both you and your landlord do not understand your respective rights.

Since the exact language of your 2019 lease is very important in addressing the issues raised in your question, I advise you to take your 2019 lease to a lawyer who practices residential landlord-tenant law for a quick $500 consultation.

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