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Debunking Rental Myths

by | May 24, 2011 | Renter's Rights, Renting 101 | 0 comments

The Austin Tenants’ Council has a great fact sheet on renting myths- check it out or read a few of them posted below…

Myth: The eviction process takes at least a month.
Truth: A tenant can be evicted in as little as two weeks.

Myth: The landlord must provide air conditioning equipment for the tenant.
Truth: If such equipment is not in the property when the tenant takes possession, the landlord is not required to provide it unless it is agreed between the parties beforehand, preferably in writing.

Myth: A tenant has three days after signing a lease to cancel it without penalty sometimes called “buyer’s remorse.”
Truth: Texas has no “buyer’s remorse” law for leases. A lease becomes binding as soon as it is signed.

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