Peace and Quiet

by | May 16, 2011 | Renter's Rights, Renting 101 | 0 comments

Needing some peace and quiet? Did you know that it is your right as a tenant to have some? According to the Texas Attorney General’s website you have a right for “quiet enjoyment.” Below is an excerpt from their website.

Peace and Quiet

Your rights as a tenant include the right to “quiet enjoyment,” as it is called in the law. This means the landlord cannot evict you without cause or otherwise disturb your right to live in peace and quiet.

If other tenants in your building are disturbing you, you should complain to the landlord. The landlord has a duty to see that you are protected from other tenant’s wrongful behavior. Of course, you may not disturb other tenants, either.

Except under certain circumstances and subject to certain conditions, a landlord may not interrupt utilities to a tenant unless the interruption results from bona fide repairs, construction, or an emergency.

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