Landlord and Property Manager's Info

Tenant's Rights

If you are a homeowner managing your own rental property, it is important to understand the rights of your tenants. As a landlord, you have a legal obligation to provide safe and habitable housing for your tenants, and there are a number of laws that protect their rights.

Here are some key points to keep in mind:

By understanding your tenants' rights and following housing laws, you can help ensure that you are providing a safe and fair living environment for your tenants. If you have any questions about your legal obligations as a landlord, it may be helpful to consult with a local attorney or housing agency. And Make sure you read and understand the 'Tenant's Rights Handbook.' 

Vacancy Costs

When you own a rental property, it's important to be aware of vacancy costs. Vacancy cost is the amount of money you lose while your rental property is vacant and not generating any rental income. This can include a variety of expenses such as mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, utilities, maintenance costs, and advertising expenses to find new tenants.

Here are some tips and information to keep in mind as a homeowner managing your own property to help minimize vacancy costs:

By understanding vacancy costs and taking proactive steps to minimize them, you can help ensure that your rental property remains profitable and a valuable investment for years to come.

Insurances against Property and Tenants

As a homeowner or property manager, it's important to consider different types of insurance and interest-earning accounts that can help protect your property and provide financial benefits in case of unexpected repairs or breaches of leases. Here are a few options to consider:

As a homeowner or property manager, it's important to review your insurance policies regularly and consider additional options to ensure that you're adequately protected and prepared for unexpected expenses.


 In Texas, landlords can evict tenants for various reasons, including failure to pay rent, violating lease terms, and committing criminal acts on the property. However, the eviction process can be complicated and it is important for landlords to follow the correct procedures to avoid legal issues.

To start the eviction process in Texas, landlords must first give tenants written notice to vacate the property. The type of notice required and the length of time given depends on the reason for the eviction. For example, for failure to pay rent, landlords must give tenants three days to vacate the property before filing an eviction lawsuit.

If the tenant does not vacate the property after the notice period, landlords can file an eviction lawsuit in court. The court will set a date for a hearing, and if the landlord wins the case, the court will issue a writ of possession. This gives the landlord the right to remove the tenant from the property. Landlords should consider hiring an attorney to help with the eviction process and ensure that all procedures are followed correctly.

Landlords in Texas can find more information about the eviction process and legal requirements from the Texas State Law Library, which provides a free Eviction Kit. The Texas Apartment Association also offers resources and training for landlords, including sample lease agreements and eviction notices. Additionally, landlords can consult with local attorneys who specialize in landlord-tenant law for assistance with the eviction process.