Real estate disputes often involve complicated legal processes that take time and energy to navigate. At Auten & Willingham, P.C., our Carrollton real estate lawyers can examine the facts of your situation and provide knowledgeable legal advice to help you seek a favorable outcome. Whether you need counsel through a complex real estate agreement or guidance in a serious legal dispute, our firm is ready to help.
Call our law office in Carrollton at (214) 643-8757 to schedule a consultation. We are centrally located to Addison, Plano, Richardson, Dallas, Farmers Branch, and Carrollton.
In the state of Texas, several laws regulate landlord and tenant relationships. Under disclosure laws, landlords must disclose certain information to tenants, including the tenants’ rights when the landlord fails to make necessary repairs and the identify of the person who is authorized to make decisions on the landlord’s behalf. In addition, according to Texas law, tenants may sue landlords in Justice Court for up to $10,000 regarding security deposit suits.
A number of federal laws also relate to landlord-tenant relationships, including property disputes. While many property disputes can be settled out of court or through mediation, some require litigation, which usually happens in a small claims court. If you are facing a landlord-tenant property dispute in Texas, our Carrollton real estate lawyers can discuss your options and help you understand the various laws regarding your case.
According to Texas lease and rental agreement laws, there are no limits on security deposits, but landlords must return deposits within 30 days of lease termination. This does not include money used for repairs or cleaning. Texas law also prohibits discrimination on the basis of familial status, in addition to the federal anti-discrimination laws.
If either party breaks the terms of a lease or rental agreement, the other party may seek compensation. In addition to federal and state laws, local laws can also influence how rental agreements or real estate disputes are settled. With experienced counsel from Auten & Willingham, P.C., you can navigate the federal and state laws to seek a positive outcome for your real estate matter.
Call our Carrollton real estate law attorneys at (214) 643-8757 today to learn more. We serve Dallas County, Denton County, and Collin County.