texasTexas Repair Damages Claimed Letter


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A Professional And Clear Repair Damages Dispute Letter

According to the state laws of Texas, landlords are allowed to make deductions on the tenant's security deposit to only cover unpaid rent, damages on the property that are in excess of ordinary wear and tear and any other expenses caused by breach of lease contracts. The landlords must pay the tenant their security deposit or any balance after making deductions accompanied by an itemized list of deductions and receipts to proof expenses within 30 days from the time the tenant left the property.

Ordinary wear and tear are the damages from unavoidable circumstances from the daily use of the rented property and the security deposit cannot be used to cover this. These are damages such as blinds wearing out, door handles getting loose and wall paints fading. The security deposit can only cover critical damages and those caused by tenant's negligence and ignorance like broken bathroom tiles, broken faucets or a damaged sink.

For instances where the landlord withholds the tenant's security deposit in bad faith for reasons besides the legal deductions, tenants have several options to get their security deposit back. The first thing that a tenant needs to do is to send a simple yet professionally written claims letter to the landlord. Your letter should first acknowledge that you have received the itemized list sent to you but dispute the expenses noting your reasons. Also, make sure that every communication and agreement reached with the landlord is documented to avoid issues in future.

This Repair Damages Claim Letter refers to the Texas state laws and is meant to address your concerns on deductions that are not legalized and also send a polite warning to the landlord if they default on repaying the owed amount. To get a return receipt and guarantee of letter delivery, be sure to send it by certified mail.

Key features of this letter

  • Organized to list the claims, amounts and reasons for dispute for each claim.
  • Specifies your landlord's liability in Texas if he does not comply with the law.
  • Names the specific law and/or statute in Texas that applies to this situation.
  • Language tailored to best receive a response and an adjustment to the damage claims.
  • Indicates your awareness of the difference between "normal" wear and tear and real damages.

Why your landlord
needs the Letter To Landlord Disputing Damages Claimed letter

  • Wear and Tear is often in dispute in these situations, and landlords sometimes need reminders of that term.
  • Providing a listed and detailed response shows your landlord you take damage claims very seriously.
  • Seeing the legal consequences in written terms allows them to measure the costs of trying to make false claims.
  • In case tenants need to utilize their Texas legal rights a paper trail is necessary and will support your case.
  • Why Hometitan

    Our letters for Texas renters are tailored to your state, with the right laws to get your landlord’s attention. We’ve taken care of the Texas Repair Damages Claimed Letter details so there’s no hassle on your part to find the right law and craft an approrpriate letter. Our letters have been used in Texas and all over America with great success.