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Landlords are required to install security devices in rental properties

Landlords are required to install security devices in rental properties

Texas law requires that most rental properties have certain security devices in place on the windows and exterior doors while a tenant is occupying the property under a lease.

Make sure that …

  • Each exterior window has a window latch;
  • Each exterior sliding glass door has a pin lock, and a handle latch or security bar; and
  • Each exterior door-including a door between a living area and a garage, but not a sliding glass door or screen door-has three things:
    • a doorknob lock or keyed deadbolt;
    • a keyless bolting device; and
    • a door viewer.

These devices must be installed at your expense before you have a tenant.

 

Posted by: Leasing Texas on December 29, 2015