The Texas Association of REALTORS® publishes a lot of great articles regarding real estate laws and landlord/tenant law, and have been extremely helpful with posts for post-hurricane information.
We’ve compiled a few that may be of interest to you:
- The Texas Association of REALTORS® Relief Fund helps people who’ve suffered losses due to natural disasters in Texas. Currently, the fund is accepting applications from individuals who (i) have suffered damage to their property or (ii) have been displaced (either temporarily or permanently), as a result of the severe weather and flooding event which began August 25, 2017.
- You can apply online (REALTOR® application and Public application) or download and email/mail the application.
- Assistance is limited to $1,000 per applicant, and is restricted to applicants who are located within the jurisdiction of a participating local REALTOR® association and in one of the counties for which the governor has declared a state of disaster.
- What are your rights for terminating a lease due to Harvey storm damage? If you signed a TAR lease, paragraph 25 details casualty loss (including a loss due to weather events). Read more HERE.
- If you signed any other lease, you should contact your landlord before moving out to ensure you are both on the same page!
- If you are an agent with a current transaction, the standard TREC 1-4 Family Residential Contract outlines many items that could be impacted by Harve. Read more HERE.
If you have specific legal questions, keep in mind that the State Bar of Texas legal hotline (800-504-7030) will answer their basic legal questions and connect you with local legal aid providers.