So, you think you want to rent a house in Texas? If you do than there a few key items you need to be aware of:
1- Texas is a "landlord" state. What I mean is that the standard lease contracts are skewed to protecting the landlord.
2- Acceptance is not a guarantee. There will be requirements.
3- You are responsible for insidental home maintenance. There is no apartment maintenance man to call to change the AC filter or replace a burnt out lightbulb.
For more information about your rights as a tenant click on the link: TEXAS TENANT'S RIGHTS HANDBOOK
NEED A YARD?
If you are thinking about leasing a house in Texas there are things you can do upfront to eliminate frustration:
1- Complete an application
2- Have last 2 months pay stubs available
3- Have a copy of your drivers license.
4- Know your credit score
5- Craft a letter to your potential landlorddescribing anything that makes your situation unique and would warranty special consideration.
6- Be prepared to pay a non-refundable lease application fee.
7- Do NOT lie.