Section 92.001 of the Texas Property Code governs month-to-month lease agreements. However, it is crucial to note that this state law is not specifically referred to as landlord-tenant law. In fact, none of the state laws are referred to as such.
Under Section 92.103, a landlord must return the security deposit to the tenant no later than 30 days after the renter leaves the rental unit. The landlord can use some or all of the security deposit because of damages or cover other charges listed in the lease, such as if the month's rent is unpaid, as long as the landlord also provides the renter with a written statement. The remainder of the security deposit and this list must be sent to the tenant’s forwarding address after they vacate according to Section 92.107.
Landlords and property managers should ensure that they understand the Property Code in the State of Texas before drafting month-to-month or fixed-term rental lease agreements with their lessors to protect their interests in the residential property.
To terminate a Texas month-to-month lease agreement, the parties must first consult the rental agreement according to Section 91.001 of the state law. The party wishing to provide written notice for lease termination may either use the end date of the lease term stated in the notice or: