Monday, June 6, 2011

Property Management

Knowing what you should do when the apartment you are renting is not being properly maintained can be tricky. The Texas Apartment Association has this advice.

You may have grounds to terminate your lease and move out, but that decision will likely be made in court if the property owner disagrees.
If repairs are not being made to conditions that materially affect the health and safety of the ordinary resident, and you follow the appropriate notice provisions outlined in state law, you may exercise statutory remedies that can include terminating your lease.
However, you must follow the notice procedures carefully. You may want to get legal advice before trying to use these provisions in the law.