Texas Residential Lease

Texas Residential Lease

Easily create a residential fixed-term lease or a month-to-month rental agreement that is tailored to Texas law.  This form lets you specify who can live on the property, the amount of rent, and how it's to be paid; set the security deposit and explain how it will be used and returned; explain your rights to enter the rental and the tenant's and landlord's upkeep responsibilities.

If you need a lease for another state, click here.

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BONUS: Free eBook Every Texas Landlord's Legal Guide included- a $14.99 value.

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Texas landlord? Create a residential lease for your state

If you’re a Texas landlord, you need a lease or rental agreement that covers Texas-specific landlord-tenant laws.  Nolo’s Texas lease has been written to comply with state law.

In your legally binding lease or rental agreement, you’ll set out, in plain English, all the important terms of the tenancy, including who may occupy the unit, the rent, when rent is due and how it must be paid. It states the amount of the security deposit and explains how the law allows you to use it for damage, necessary cleaning, or unpaid rent. To set clear expectations, the lease explains your legal right to enter the unit, and the responsibilities of both tenant and landlord for keeping it safe and maintained.

You can also include other terms: for example, restrictions on guests, allowed uses of the property, and your policies on late rent and bounced checks. Finally, you can make legally required disclosures about environmental hazards or other issues.

To prepare your lease or rental agreement, just follow the step-by-step instructions, which clearly explain each clause and show you how to fill in required information.

BONUS: Free eBook Every Texas Landlord's Legal Guide included- a $14.99 value.

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