In every state – Texas included – renters are entitled to live in safe, livable conditions, regardless of the price of rent. “Livable” consists of the very basics, like a roof to keep out sun and rain, a reliable home heating system, hot water, and sturdy infrastructure so that the building is in no danger of collapsing. Other basic but critical features include a lack of toxic substances like lead, asbestos, and toxic mold. The doors and windows should provide protection from potential intruders…. [Read More]
When you bring tenants onto your property, a certain amount of damage is simply the cost of doing business. As a landlord – especially an inexperienced one – it can be difficult to determine the difference between actual damage and normal wear and tear. Particularly since it’s your property, it’s easy to become protective, and feel like any deterioration or harm should be paid for.
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