Austin, TX asked in Landlord - Tenant for Texas

Q: Can a landlord in Texas force you to move out before the lease is up so that they can make unsolicited repairs and impro

Unsolicited repairs and improvements?

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Alisha Melvin
Alisha Melvin
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Absent language in your lease to the contrary, a landlord cannot terminate your lease early for repairs unless the repairs needed are to address a dangerous, hazardous or safety issue. Typically, a landlord should make other arrangements for your housing while repairs are made. You should then be able to live out the remainder of your lease. The lease language controls ultimately, so read your lease carefully.

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