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Tenants' Rights

Baylor University's Guide to Off Campus Living, found at, contains information about area rental properties, what to do before moving into an apartment, how to deal with issues that arise during your lease and what to do when you leave an apartment. If you have trouble finding the answer to your problem in this publication or if you have questions about anything regarding your lease, please do not hesitate to refer to the resources listed below.

Texas Property Code
Your rights as a residential tenant in Texas are determined by your lease agreement and the statutes found in Chapter 92 of the Texas Property Code. These statutes may be found at Once you are at this Web site, select "Statutes" located in the center of the page. You will be redirected to the next page. At the bottom, click on "Texas Statutes." Then select "Property Code." Title 8 of this statute covers Landlord and Tenant laws. Chapter 92 is specifically regarding "Residential Tenancies."

Texas Apartment Association Resources for Renters

Heart of Texas Apartment Association
4201 W. Lake Shore Drive
Waco, Texas 76710

Texas Tenant Advisor

This site is meant for the exclusive use of students enrolled at Baylor University. This site was written for informational purposes only and should NOT be relied upon as legal advice. Individuals should seek the advice of an attorney regarding specific legal problems. This site contains general information about Texas law and does not apply to any other state.

There is no warranty made that the material within this site is accurate or that it is completely free of errors. Students should verify statements and NOT rely upon them as legal advice.

Modified 1-29-09;7-13-09