texasTexas Repair Request Letter


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Your Landlord Must Undertake Repairs for All Conditions that Threaten Your Health and Safety

In Texas, your landlord is required to repair most conditions that are caused by regular wear and tear, and that affect your health and safety. This includes roach and rat infestations, sewage and roof leaks, faulty wiring, ripped carpets and broken flooring. Landlords must also tend to damages caused by emergency situations such as fire, hailstorms, hurricanes and floods. Tenants with disabilities may be eligible for additional repairs. Make sure that your lease does not include any clauses that waive your right to demand repairs from your landlord – while these clauses are often considered as void in a court of law, it will save you time and effort to modify the lease at the outset instead of seeking legal recourse at a later date.

Do note that landlords in Texas are not required to repair conditions that do not affect your health and wellbeing (such as fixing a dishwasher), and those that are created by the tenants and their guests (such as broken doors and windows). And as a tenant, you are responsible for paying your rent on time, failing to do which your landlord may deny paying for repairs.

When requesting your landlord to undertake repairs, you must provide written notice of the conditions you are seeking repairs for, with accompanying photographs. Our Repair Request Letter makes it easy for you to list the issues, provide details, firmly indicate the law or ordinance being violated, and tactfully requests that the situation be resolved in a manner that precludes any further legal actions on your part.

Remember to keep a copy of this letter as proof, date the letter and send it to your landlord by certified mail, return receipt requested – the latter ensures that you are not required by state law to send a second written notice. Following receipt of the notice, your landlord will be allotted 'reasonable time' to make the repairs; this period may vary, depending on the circumstances, but in most cases is presumed to be up to seven days. Your landlord must make a diligent attempt to resolve the issue within this period of time.

Key features of this letter

  • Key laws for your state
  • Main landlord responsibilities in this situation
  • Your states Warranty of Habitability
  • Formatted clearly - so your landlord can easily see the laws, issues, descriptions of issues, and desired outcome you desire.
  • Specific language landlords want to hear

Why your landlord
needs the Landlord Repair Request Letters letter

  • Keeps his Texas rental unit in good repair
  • Landlord's also prefer a written record of events related to their rental units
  • Keeps minor maintenance issues from becoming major and costly repairs
  • Allows him to know the timeframe he has t make repairs so he can schedule accordingly
  • 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 Request 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.