Legal Information: Texas

Housing Laws

Updated: 
December 26, 2021

Who is protected by this housing law? What protections does this law offer?

You may be eligible to end (terminate) your lease without penalty if you (the tenant) are a victim of any of the following or if you are the parent/guardian of a child who is the victim of any of the following:

The sexual assault, sexual abuse, or stalking must have taken place within the past six months either in the home or somewhere on the property (the premises).2

1 TX Property Code § 92.0161(b), (c), (c-1)
2 TX Property Code § 92.0161(c), (c-1)

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