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Making a Texas Lease Agreement
If you're renting out your property, you'll want to make sure you have a written Lease Agreement signed before a tenant moves onto the property. By signing a Lease Agreement, both parties acknowledge and memorialize the terms of the arrangement, providing legal protection to both.
You can use Rocket Lawyer's Free Texas Lease Agreement.
Use the Texas Lease Agreement document if:
No, a lease does not need to be notarized, it simply needs to be signed by both the landlord and the tenant. In Texas, the Lease Agreement must include the following: the name, address, and telephone number of the landlord (or an agent of the landlord) who is authorized to receive notices; the name, address, and telephone number of the person or entity who should receive rent payments; and the form in which rent payments must be made. Texas law also requires that the Lease Agreement include references to the Texas Property Code sections which govern residential tenancies.
All of the terms specifically required by Texas law have been included in the Lease Agreement document offered on this page.
As a renter in Texas, you have the right to:
You have additional rights as a tenant under Texas law. Some examples include the right to receive your deposit within 30 days of vacating a property. In addition, your landlord is not allowed to charge you for the normal wear & tear of a property.
A TAR lease is a lease written and primarily used by the Texas Association of Realtors.