Texas Renters Property Code

This is an interpretation of the Texas Property Code, below are some of the basics that we have listed. We are not lawyers, this being the case, you may want to view the full text of Chapter 92 – Residential Tenancies – Texas Property Code. As of September 1st 2011, some of these have changed.

Here are some of the basics you need to comply with

  • You have 7 days to re-pin locks upon change of tenant
  • All Exterior doors in your rental property must have a keyless deadbolt installed
  • All exterior doors in your rental property must have a door viewer (peep hole) installed
  • All sliding patio doors must have a pin lock and either a charlie bar installed or a locking handle
  • Exit doors, such as an upstairs passage door leading to a balcony are not required to have keyed deadbolts or locking knobs but do need to have a keyless deadbolt installed

For further reference, refer to
Sub Chapter D. Security Devices sec. 92.151

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