Before returning a security deposit, a Texas landlord
may deduct from the deposit damages and charges for
which the tenant is legally liable under the lease
or as a result of breaching the lease.
The landlord may
not retain any portion of a security deposit to
cover normal wear and tear. See our
Wear and Tear Guide.
landlord retains all or part of a security deposit, the landlord shall give to the
tenant in Texas the balance of the security deposit, if any,
together with a written description and itemized
list of all deductions.
required to give the tenant a description and
itemized list of deductions if:
(1) the tenant owes
rent when he surrenders possession of the premises;
(2) there is no
controversy concerning the amount of rent owed.
The rest of this
article may be found here:
Security Deposits Part 1
Security Deposits Part 2