Texas Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

Download Texas lease agreements in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word that allows a landlord to create an arrangement with a lessee for the use of commercial or residential property. All agreements must follow State laws (Commercial Title 1 > Chapter 2a | Residential Title 8 > Chapter 92) and after the parties agree to all terms and upon signing of the contract it becomes legally binding until the end of the term.


The Texas commercial lease agreement may be used for all properties consisting of retail, office, or industrial space that is limited to only business tenants. The tenant, either signing in their personal name or under an entity, is typically seeking space that has been “fit-up” by the landlord, in other words, the property owner will provide the space as a “vanilla box” ready for the tenant to move in with their fixtures upon the first (1st) day of occupancy. It…

The Texas month to month lease agreement, or often referred to as a “Tenancy at Will, allows an individual to rent livable (residential only) space while not having a specified end date to the agreement. This means that this contract between the landlord and tenant may run perpetually, or forever until the end of time, unless either the lessor or lessee send notice to quit the agreement. This notice, according to 91.001, must be given to the other party within thirty (30)…

The Texas rental application is a document mainly used for the verification of individual(s) before a landlord authorizes a lease agreement. After the potential tenant fills-in the form, the lessor will check and see if the applicant’s credit, employment, and background fit the requirements for a legally binding arrangement. After the verification process is complete the landlord will make their decision whether or not to accept the individual(s) on the premises. Although, even if the person(s) are a threat financially…

The Texas residential lease agreement is a template that is fillable between a landlord and tenant that allows a property owner to enter into a binding relationship for allowing space to be used for livable purposes in exchange for monthly payment. The length of the agreement is typically one (1) year although it may be written to be for a fixed term. Texas Residential Leasing Laws – Title 8 > Chapter 92 | Webpage (.htm) | PDF | Word How…

The Texas sublease agreement is a document to be filled in by a tenant (“sublessor”) and another individual (“sublessee”) seeking to rent the space during the period the sublessor has the residential unit under contract with the landlord. According to 91.005 the tenant is not allowed to sublet the property unless it specifically states in the agreement that it is allowed or the tenant gets written permission from the landlord that it is permissible. The tenant should understand that they…

The Texas notice to quit for the nonpayment of rent, according to Article 24.005, permits a lessor to serve a tenant notice if they have not paid rent. The form may be issued the day after rent is due and gives the tenant three (3) days to either pay all that is due to the lessor or face vacating the property within the seventy-two (72) hour timeframe.

REQUIRED LANDLORD DISCLOSURES

Identification (92.201) – The lease must identify the owner of the property along with any manager(s) authorized to be on the premises. An address must also be included for all official notices made on behalf of the tenant.

Lead-Based Paint – Federal law that requires all residences built prior to 1978 for the lessor to give this notice to any and all lessee’s.

LANDLORD-TENANT LAWS

Security Deposits

Maximum- There is no State cap. The landlord may charge as much as desired for the initial deposit.

Returning to Tenant (92.103) – The landlord has thirty (30) days from the date of vacating to give any and all funds associated with the deposit, minus any deductions, back to the tenant.

Access by Landlord

There is no section in the State codes that require a landlord to give a tenant notice of entering the premises for a non-emergency related issue. Although it is highly recommended that the lessor grant at least twenty-four hours notice for good relations.