The lease contract a resident signs is a legal binding contract and must be taken seriously. The resident should carefully read the entire lease contract and other forms before signing them. The Lubbock Apartment Association (LAA) supplies the Texas Apartment Association (TAA) lease contract and other forms to association members. The TAA lease contract and forms are the best contracts available and they protect both the property owners' and the residents' rights.
As a renter, there are many things you need to know about the TAA
lease. Your lease provides both you and the property owner with the
"ground rules" for your relationship. It should cover all the basic
questions about who will be responsible for what, where, by when, how
and why, as well as what will happen if either responsible party does not meet their obligations.
TEXAS APARTMENT ASSOCIATION
Visit the Texas Apartment Association website for more information about renting apartments and lease contracts. TAA offers renters a great opportunity to learn more about the renting process through Renting 101. Renting 101 is a free online education course that can be taken through the below link.
Texas Apartment Association
the TAA Lease Contract (PDF) Spanish Version
the TAA Rental Application (PDF) Spanish
Overview of Tenant Rights from the Texas Attorney General (PDF)
National Apartment Association