Texas Lease Contract

Texas Lease Contract Forms

The Texas Lease Contract is used to form an agreement between a lessor and a lessee. The contract grants the lessee with the right to use property specified in the lease contract for a specified term in exchange for payments to the lessor. The Texas Residential Lease Agreement is the most common type of lease contract used by landlords and Texas property management companies.

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Texas Lease Contract - What should I Know?

Your Texas Lease Contract will probably continue for a fixed term (for tenancies at will, see the month-to-month Texas rental agreement). Most property mangers and rental property owners prefer their Texas lease agreement to last for a fixed term and then continue month-to-month until the tenancy is ended by the Landlord (lessor) or the Tenant (lessee) by providing written notice in advance. You should examine your lease contract to understand the minimum lease term and any actions that must be taken to terminate the lease contract.

Is Notice Required to Terminate Texas Lease Contracts?

Texas has specific laws that govern Residential Lease Agreements, and if you have a tenancy at will (also known as month-to-month lease agreement), you will probably need to use the Texas Notice to Vacate to end your lease contract. This is different than the Texas Notice to Quit, which is instead used to terminate the lease when there is a breach in contract. The Texas Landlord Notice to Vacate can be used by landlords LLNOTIFY to notify tenants that the lease will terminate and the property must be returned. Tenants can use the Texas Tenant Notice to Vacate TTNOTIFY to terminate their rental agreement with the landlord. Most states have very specific rules, and Texas is no exception. You can learn more about Texas tenant rights and protections from the Texas Department of Housing and Urban Department website. Keep in mind that the Texas Lease Termination Notice is not the same as the Texas Eviction Notice, and that a Writ of Possession can only be issued by the courts in an unlawful detainer lawsuit.

Texas Lease Contracts - What else should I know?

Before entering into a lease contract, you can use the Texas Rental Application form to screen prospective tenants and the Texas Rental Credit Check form to get authorization to conduct a credit check. Many Texas landlords and property managers use Simplify'em property management software to track their leases online and make sure they are getting paid on time. You can also use TReXGlobal's tenant screening solution to get leasing recommendations, credit reports, and criminal history for each tenant.

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