The Landlord's Legal Guide in Texas

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SphinxLegal, 2003 - Business & Economics - 199 pages
This book is essential for every Texas landlord. To be a successful (profitable) landlord, you must be prepared to deal with common problems that may arise during and after each tenancy. The Landlord's Legal Guide in Texas discusses how to avoid issues that may strain this relationship, including security deposits, general maintenance, and collecting unpaid rent. Written by an accomplished attorney, this legal guide will ease the stress and reduce the time needed to perform these duties by explaining the landlord's rights in easy-to-understand language.
 

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Contents

Laws that Apply to All Landlords
1
Legal Research
7
Selecting a Tenant
13
Types of Tenancies
17
The Lease
21
Security Deposits
29
Repairs
35
Security Devices
43
Terminating Leases
79
Evictions
85
Hiring an Attorney
93
Recovering Possession
95
Other Liabilities
99
Conclusion
103
Glossary
105
Texas Landlord and Tenant Statutes
113

Smoke Detectors
49
Utility Cutoffs
53
Retaliation
55
Collecting Unpaid Rent
57
Manufactured Housing
63
Commercial Leases
69
Commercial Landlords Liens
75
Texas Forcible Entry and Detainer Statutes
145
Texas Rules of Civil Procedure Relating to Forcible Entry and Detainer
149
Blank Forms
155
Index
197
Ad Pages
201
Back Cover
205
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Traci Truly received her law degree and undergraduate business degree from Baylor University. She has practiced law in Dallas, Texas since 1985. She has a general practice, representing individuals in a variety of types of legal matters as well as small businesses, including Omni Entertainment, a Dallas entertainment company, and Mustang Booking Agency, also located in Dallas. Ms. Truly has written or coauthored several legal guides. Her book, Teen Rights (and Responsibilities), was named to the New York Public Library's 2003 Books for Teen Age list. She has appeared on Fox Television (The Rob Nelson Show) and on the Fox New Channel (Dayside with Linda Vestor) and in national publications including Seventeen Magazine, the AARP bulletin, and First For Women Magazine.

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