Tenant Screening in Texas

If you’re looking for information specific to tenant screening in Texas be sure to check out our guide on that. It is filled with free resources and helpful tips to getting the best tenant in your rental.

Texas Landlord Tenant Law FAQs

What Are The Laws On Security Deposits In Texas?

Texas state law does not regulate the amount that landlords may collect from a tenant for a security deposit.

Texas law doesn’t specify how landlords must hold a tenant’s security deposit.

The state laws of Texas require landlords to return a security deposit to a tenant within 30 days of the end of tenancy.

Texas laws concerning security deposits can be found in Tex. Prop. Code Ann. §§ 91.001.

What Are The Laws On Application Fees In Texas?

Texas law does not place limits on any application fees that landlords can collect for tenant screening services.

What Are The Laws On Tenant Bad Checks In Texas?

Civil Penalties: None.

Criminal Penalties: Up to 2 years in jail and fines of up to $1,000 or both, plus any additional processing fees.

Allowable Fees: $30

What Are The Laws On Notice of Termination for Nonpayment In Texas?

In Texas, a landlord must give a tenant at least 3 days in which to pay rent or vacate. After that, the landlord can begin eviction proceedings according to Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § 24.005.