Texas Property Code - Section 92.052. Landlord's Duty To Repair Or Remedy
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§ 92.052. LANDLORD'S DUTY TO REPAIR OR REMEDY. (a) A
landlord shall make a diligent effort to repair or remedy a
(1) the tenant specifies the condition in a notice to
the person to whom or to the place where rent is normally paid;
(2) the tenant is not delinquent in the payment of rent
at the time notice is given; and
(3) the condition materially affects the physical
health or safety of an ordinary tenant.
(b) Unless the condition was caused by normal wear and tear,
the landlord does not have a duty during the lease term or a renewal
or extension to repair or remedy a condition caused by:
(1) the tenant;
(2) a lawful occupant in the tenant's dwelling;
(3) a member of the tenant's family; or
(4) a guest or invitee of the tenant.
(c) This subchapter does not require the landlord:
(1) to furnish utilities from a utility company if as a
practical matter the utility lines of the company are not
reasonably available; or
(2) to furnish security guards.
(d) The tenant's notice under Subsection (a) must be in
writing only if the tenant's lease is in writing and requires
Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3632, ch. 576, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984.
Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 650, § 3, eff. Aug. 28,
1989; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 48, § 14, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Last modified: August 11, 2007