Ensure Property’s Compliance With Texas Property Code

How does Hallmark Residential Property Management ensure that my property is up to Texas Property Code Standards? Why is that so important?

Chapter 92 of Texas Property Code addresses residential tenancies and can be updated every two years when Texas Legislature meets. Property Managers and landlords are responsible for understanding and complying by this state code which consists of 9 subchapters and approximately 96 sections governing items from required security devices (i.e. rekeying, locks, door viewers or “peep holes”), Smoke Alarms & Fire Extinguishers, Occupancy Limits, Security Deposits and tenant’s Rights to Vacate.

At Hallmark Residential Property Management we do understand and fully comply with Texas Property Code (and local ordinances), which reduces risks, homeowners could potentially face.

Many times, if a home has never been a rental managed by a professional management company, it is not going to be up to code. Homeowners living in the homes they own do not have to comply with Texas Property Code; until it becomes a rental, that is!

Upon your departure from the home and after a tenant’s departure as well, we use only one vendor to assist us with Subchapter D. (Security Devices) of Texas Property Code compliance and that vendor is Mr. Rekey. Mr. Rekey has a strong reputation in the Residential Property Management Industry for their knowledge and expertise. Once we have a signed lease and prior to your tenant’s move-in date we will send Mr. Rekey to not only rekey the property but to review and install any items necessary for your property to be up to Texas Property Code. Mr. Rekey’s invoice for their services will include an itemized list of anything that needed to be added to your property. Chances are there will be many additions to prepare for the first tenant however each tenancy thereafter should only need a rekey, smoke alarm battery change or other updates in property code.

Ensuring compliance with the Texas Property Code is also important for the safety of your tenant, mitigating liability for you, the homeowner and if that isn't enough, it is the law!


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