Texas Property Code section 92.016 allows a family violence victim to break a residential lease without incurring liability, under prescribed circumstances.
The victim may break the lease regardless of whether the offender occupies the leased premises with the victim.
The victim’s right to terminate the lease, vacate the dwelling, and avoid liability cannot be waived.
Look here for a short Q&A on the subject by The Texas Legal Services Center & Texas Partnership for Legal Access.
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In Texas, realty foreclosures can occur with or without using the court system, depending on the circumstances. The former is called a judicial foreclosure. The latter, unsurprisingly, is called a non-judicial foreclosure. In either event, there is a sale of the property as part of the foreclosure process at which qualified bidders, including the lender, can bid to purchase the property.
In a strict foreclosure, there is no sale. Instead, a court orders the debtor to pay the lender money owed, and title to the realty vests directly in the lender if the debtor fails to do so.
Texas law does not permit strict foreclosures of real estate.
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