Once you turn in the application for an apartment, the complex has seven days to notify you of your acceptance of denial. The Texas Apartment Association has this to say on application acceptance.
Usually, the property manager will notify you once you’ve been approved.
- If you have not heard from the property at the end of seven days after you’ve completed your rental application and given the property an application deposit, you can legally assume you’ve been rejected and are entitled to a return of any application deposit.
- Your application fee is not refundable.
- The seven-day timeframe is spelled out in state law. If the seventh day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the property owner has until the end of the next business day to notify you of acceptance.