Questions Regarding Residents Rights

Websites Available to Consumers for Questions regarding Resident Rights
Tenants Rights Handbook

This handbook is for residential tenants and is published as a public service by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and State Bar of Texas. It is their goal that distribution and use of this handbook will explain many of the questions and legal issues that arise in landlord-tenant relationships. This handbook is intended to provide general guidance only. It is not a substitute for the advice of a lawyer. The Texas Young Lawyers Association and State Bar of Texas hope, however, that by providing Texas residents with a better understanding of their legal rights and remedies as tenants, this handbook will prevent many legal problems from arising.‚Äč

Texas Housing

Low Income Housing site, however, answers questions regarding all renters, not just low-income, but has special sections geared towards Section 8, HUD, etc.

Texas Tenant

Site for Texas residents to research answers to resident rights issues. Question and Answer forums to ask specific questions.

Texas Apartment Association Frequently Asked Questions

The Texas Apartment Association website provides resources for renters.

Texas State Bar

State Bar of Texas website. Tenant’s rights information under Publications & Pamphlets

Property Codes

Texas Property Code Statutes. These are the state statutes (rules & regulations) that govern what a landlord and renter can and/or cannot do. The answers to most questions may be found in the Texas Property Code Statute.

Pool & Spa Regulations

State of Texas Pool & Spa Regulations

Credit Recording

Fair Credit Reporting Rules

Public Utilities

Public Utility Commission Rules

Appraisal Records

Real Estate Ownership and Tax Appraisal Records