Texas Property Code - Section 92.001. Definitions
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§ 92.001. DEFINITIONS. Except as otherwise provided by
this chapter, in this chapter:
(1) "Dwelling" means one or more rooms rented for use
as a permanent residence under a single lease to one or more
(2) "Landlord" means the owner, lessor, or sublessor
of a dwelling, but does not include a manager or agent of the
landlord unless the manager or agent purports to be the owner,
lessor, or sublessor in an oral or written lease.
(3) "Lease" means any written or oral agreement
between a landlord and tenant that establishes or modifies the
terms, conditions, rules, or other provisions regarding the use and
occupancy of a dwelling.
(4) "Normal wear and tear" means deterioration that
results from the intended use of a dwelling, including, for the
purposes of Subchapters B and D, breakage or malfunction due to age
or deteriorated condition, but the term does not include
deterioration that results from negligence, carelessness,
accident, or abuse of the premises, equipment, or chattels by the
tenant, by a member of the tenant's household, or by a guest or
invitee of the tenant.
(5) "Premises" means a tenant's rental unit, any area
or facility the lease authorizes the tenant to use, and the
appurtenances, grounds, and facilities held out for the use of
(6) "Tenant" means a person who is authorized by a
lease to occupy a dwelling to the exclusion of others and, for the
purposes of Subchapters D, E, and F, who is obligated under the
lease to pay rent.
Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3630, ch. 576, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984.
Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 48, § 12, eff. Sept. 1,
1993; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 357, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Last modified: August 11, 2007