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Lecture Notes (2) - Lecture 7 2008-09-22 Topics: Landlord...

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Lecture 7 19:36 Topics: Landlord Tenant Law Landlord Tenant: If misbehaving Threat that is easy to follow through with TAA – Texas Apartment Associations o They can bother apartment complex owners o Refuse owner to allow apartment association leases o Allows good owners to add TAA logo on the lease Threaten to file complaint with TAA If Landlord Still does not comply: o TAA – 512-479-6252 Different Types of Leases: Tenancy for years o Lease ends on a particular day o If apartment changes owner – must honor lease o Cons: Important to be fully moved out and gone by end of lease because a  landlord can bind you or legally force you to honor a new lease, similar  to the current one you have. Certain circumstances can end the lease   Kicked out for higher rent  payer? Periodic Tendency o Rent payments due at periodic tendencies  o Month to month lease o Either side (landlord or tenant) can end lease if given one payment cycles  notice o Flexible o Can be ended earlier with no notice o Con: Landlord can get rid of you with fairly short notice Tenancy at will o Anybody can end at anytime with no notice or consequences
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Lecture 8 19:36 Landlord-Tenant Intro: Tenants Exam recap “Fixtures” Something that is put into the apartment like with bolts or installing cabinets,  wallpapers, not like thumbtacks A landlord can keep a fixture without paying you for it, if they want to because  it legally belongs to the property.  This is legal. Another thing the landlord can do is make you pay for someone to come back  and refix it to leave it at the original condition that it was in.   Advice is: if you are thinking of installing fixtures in your apartment it is up to  you to contact your landlord and have a written deal with them because then  they can either make you pay to remove it or just keep it without paying you. You should never rely on verbal agreements with your landlord,  it should  always be in writing to have a legal effect.  Deals involving a place where you  live, have it in writing because it will not be valid otherwise.   If they refuse to put it in writing then it is a signal that they are lying to you with  what they are telling you.   Evictions Most of the time landlords just bluff and threaten to kick you out if you do  something that is annoying even if you have been a tenant for years, but they  just say that.  Does not happen to often.
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course LEB 320F taught by Professor Bredeson during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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