Houston, TX asked in Landlord - Tenant for Texas

Q: Am I legally responsible to pay a termination fee if my lease was broken due to the complexes rodent infestation?

It is said in the tenants rights that if the issue isn’t fixed in 7 days that you are allowed to break your lease. Which means that I do not have to pay a broken lease fee plus termination. Correct?

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

A: You would need to carefully review the terms of your lease to determine if an early termination fee applies in this circumstance.

If you can’t understand your lease, schedule a consultation with a lawyer who practices residential landlord-tenant law in or near the county where the premises are located.

A quick $500 consultation can go a long way to educate yourself about your rights and responsibilities under your lease.

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