Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Importance of Knowing Landlords-Tenants Rights

By Ashoka Lion Subscribe to RSS | July 16th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



It is the first and foremost duty for every landlord and tenant to be aware of landlord-tenant laws to ascertain that the rental agreement has been prepared to adhere strictly to the law. Landlord and tenant laws emphasize on the rules meant for landlords and tenants. These rules are regarding payment of rent, proper maintenance of property, ending lease and eviction.

While renting out a property, the landlord provides the tenants with a rental agreement. A written rental agreement is better than an oral agreement as a written rental agreement proves to be valuable while resolving tenant-landlord disputes. As soon as a rental house is occupied, the landlord-tenant laws set certain terms and conditions for the landlord as well as the renter regarding the rental property. For example, if the law declares that a tenant possesses the right to privacy or quiet enjoyment, then the landlord cannot access the rental property without attempting prior notice if possible. A written rental agreement also addresses issues such as landlords not getting their rent regularly and charging late fees tenants. Therefore, awareness on landlords and tenants laws enables both landlords and tenants to abide by the legal policies to avoid unnecessary conflicts.

The objective of landlord tenant laws is to make sure that there is a healthy rapport between the tenants and the landlord throughout the tenancy period. There is a set of laws for tenant and landlords in Texas devised for landlords and tenants that have been taken from Chapter 92 of Texas Property Code.

The following points would enlighten you on some of the rental criteria followed in Texas.

1. According to the landlord-tenant laws, a landlord in Texas has the right to accept or decline a rental application owing to several reasons such as poor credit history, criminal background, past eviction cases and so on.

2. The Federal law declares that a landlord cannot reject a rental application on the basis of race, religion, sex, disability or social status.

3. Landlords have the right to charge a non-refundable application fee to meet the clerical costs, expenses pertaining to background checks, job status, reference checks and other related expenses.

4. It is the duty of the landlord to provide adequate security to the tenants by properly fencing the property and equipping the doors and windows with latches and locks. The following video would help you understand the Texas Property Code related to security devices. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWGQTcB7SAQ

5. A landlord has the right to evict a renter if the latter violates the terms and conditions mentioned in the lease, for non-payment of rent and expiry of the lease.

6. Texas Security Deposit Law states that a landlord should return a renter’s security deposit within 30 days after the renter moves out. Alternatively, a landlord should provide a written statement to the renter explaining why the security deposit (or part of it) has not be returned.

7. A tenant gets back his/her security deposit only if he/she properly maintains the rental property during the tenancy. A landlord has the right to withhold the security deposit to meet the expenses of cleaning the rental property or for fixing any damage caused by the renter.

Disputes between tenants and landlords are unavoidable and several conflicts are bound to arise during tenancy. How you tackle the disputes depends on your professionalism and awareness about your rights. It is essential for both landlords and tenants to understand their rights and duties or get the help of their respective attorneys before approaching the court for legal actions to resolve any dispute.

Ashoka Lion - About Author:
Jay Raman is the managing director of Ashoka Lion, a Houston and Dallas area property management firm Jay and his team have been in the investment property and association management business for the past 6 years and manage over 160 residential (single family home) properties in Houston and Dallas as well as several associations. To get more great articles or ideas, you can also visit Ashoka Lion’s Website, Facebook, or Twitter Account. visit: http://rental-property-management.ashokalion.com/

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/real-estate-articles/importance-of-knowing-landlords-tenants-rights.htm

Related Real Estate Articles Subscribe to RSS

How to choose a good property in Bangalore
Published by Andy Wagon on February 15th 2012 | Real Estate
If you currently want a property and were looking for, then there are many references that can be us...
 
Know about property management in Marlow
Published by Ricky Charles on January 4th 2012 | Real Estate
In most parts of the world, property rates are going up and people who have invested in property are...
 
Find your ideal property in Andalucia
Published by Melissa Welsh on March 7th 2012 | Real Estate
The real estate industry is constantly evolving. One month everybody is flocking to purchase propert...
 
Estate agents can help in investing in right property
Published by Margett Helms on May 5th 2012 | Real Estate
Estate agents play a key role in dealings of property. The majority of house sales in London are mad...
 
Letting agents and property to let
Published by Glyn Jones on December 6th 2011 | Real Estate
With the estate agents investing in the real estate market becomes really very easy. This allows you...
 
Real estate agent is helpful to find suitable property to invest
Published by Glyn Jones on January 13th 2012 | Real Estate
The estate agents can be very much helpful in finding the right kind of property or investing in the...
 
Best price property for sale in Mumbai
Published by Andy Wagon on February 14th 2012 | Real Estate
Owning a home is more than one can indeed serve as an investment in the future, especially if house ...
 
Equity for buying strata property investment
Published by Chris Whelan on January 3rd 2012 | Real Estate
Equity in strata property is helping most to fulfill their dream of owning a property and can save m...
 
Relying on the property solicitors is must and knowledge to be acquainted with
Published by Hemton Thomas on February 4th 2012 | Real Estate
The majority of people put their property on the market with property solicitors....
 
HOA management- Capable providers for financial as well as property management
Published by Ema Sis on January 12th 2012 | Finance
HOA management companies shall be actual asset for communal administration amenities. They undertake...
 
Port Washington NY real estate turns up as hot property destination
Published by Jack Smith on June 15th 2012 | Real Estate
When it comes to property one question that comes in mind is that how much that thing worth to you. ...
 
Know some facts before getting in contract for property buying
Published by John Mathews on July 20th 2012 | Real Estate
While you are looking to buy a home, there are certain things that you are to take into consideratio...
 
Seeing the huge growth in commercial property in Bangalore
Published by Prop Tiger on June 14th 2012 | Real Estate
Bangalore has been thought of as an IT/ITeS hub, rightly thus because the major demand for commercia...
 
Invest on Penang property to enjoy financial security in future
Published by Rick Foster on January 19th 2012 | Real Estate
Everyone out there wishes to secure their future in terms of finances and investing on the property ...
 
Port Washington real estate is one time solution for all property queries
Published by Jack Smith on June 15th 2012 | Real Estate
Anyone can have lot of queries when they go for property dealing. But your all queries resolved with...
 
Bookings of residential property in Gr Noida is back on track
Published by Sanjay Kumar on July 20th 2012 | Real Estate
Apartment bookings in Greater Noida close to Delhi have resumed once authorities recently approved a...
 
Looking to buy property in Gurgaon? are you on right track?
Published by Mike Nicholson on February 10th 2012 | Real Estate
If you’re planning to buy property somewhere in and around Gurgaon, this article is primarily mean...
 
Online networking and property selling
Published by Matthew Watson on May 21st 2012 | Real Estate
There are many e-portals, which provide details on properties for sale. Anyone who wishes to put his...
 
Greater Noida property getting costlier
Published by Sanjay Kumar on August 1st 2012 | Real Estate
In the commercial category for IT/ITES properties, consumers can ought to shell out Rs 29515 per sq ...
 
Buying a home Vs Renting a property
Published by Glyn Jones on December 30th 2011 | Real Estate
Buying or renting a property has their own merits and demerits. Where renting a property gives short...