Last Updated: April 23 at 10:48 a.m.
Is there a form to use with tenants who are having trouble paying the rent due to COVID-19 issues? Texas REALTORS® has created the COVID-19 Lease Payment Plan Agreement (TXR 2227). This form is intended to be used with tenants who are facing financial difficulties directly linked to COVID-19. This form enables the tenant and landlord temporary flexibility for paying rent and other sums. What information can I share with tenants and landlords about COVID-19 issues? To help your tenants and landlords understand how COVID-19 affects their leases and rental properties, Texas REALTORS® has developed two fliers: one to share with your tenants and one to share with your landlords. Can residential tenants refuse to allow access to property due to fear of contracting COVID-19? No. Subparagraph B of Paragraph 14 of the Residential Lease (TXR 2001) and Residential Lease for Multi-family Property Unit (TXR 2011) states that landlords or anyone authorized by landlords will first attempt to contact the tenant before accessing the property, but may enter the property at reasonable times without notice to make repairs or to show the property to prospective tenants or buyers, inspectors, fire marshals, lenders, appraisers, or insurance agents. Subparagraph C allows landlords to charge a fee if a tenant refuses access or fails to make the property accessible. Click to read more at www.texasrealestate.com.