As a general rule, the language of the lease-sale has only these conditions, provided that both parties enter into « good faith » in a sales contract. Several articles are used to define the nature and details of the agreement. Once this agreement is duly signed, each party is expected to comply with the conditions imposed on it. Some of these items require clear information for participants and the property provided to them, so that they can be properly applied. Look for the first item, « 1st rent, » and then continue in the total amount of money that the landlord expects to pay by the tenant during the year on the first empty line. Follow him by typing this annual rental amount digitally into the empty second line. Now we will consolidate the monthly amount of rent that the tenant must pay to the landlord during this lease. Write down how much money the tenant has to pay each month to the landlord on the empty surface according to the phrase « In monthly payments. » Be sure to indicate the monthly rent amount on the empty line after the dollar sign. In addition to the monthly rent, document the calendar day of the month when the landlord waits for the tenant`s monthly rent.

As a rule, it is the 1st of the month. The last information required in the first article is the amount of the deposit. Complete the statement « The tenant must pay a security deposit » with the written and digital dollar amount that the buyer/tenant must submit to the seller/tenant to rent the property. Note: The amount that this amount may be regulated by some states, make sure the amount of the bond is within its legal limit. The second article « 2. Utilities ANd Services » addresses the issue of utilities and services required by the property. We will discuss here the question of which of these parties will be responsible for the supply and remuneration of which companies and services. This will be done in two areas. Fill in each utility and/or service for which the tenant is paid and maintained on empty lines during the tenancy agreement as « The tenant must pay immediately when due, all changes made to the establishment. » An example of these supply services would be gas, electricity, cable, landscaping, pool maintenance, etc. Similarly, in the space provided under the terms « the owner must provide at his own expense the following services or services », list of any utility or service of the seller/lessor will organize and pay for throughout the life of this agreement. The third article, « 3. Tenant agrees, » will provide the tenant with some additional obligations that he will have to meet when signing this document.

Both parties should read and become familiar with this section. As I mentioned, even thought you could get a free TREC form to facilitate this situation, please do so with your agent or lawyer. It is linked to the sale of a property, and everything must be « jive » together. They don`t want problems when it comes to buying, selling and renting. Paragraph 10.B. The seller is also required to provide the buyer with copies of all existing leases. Real estate administrators do not provide rental information prior to a contract to protect tenants` privacy. But once under contract, it is imperative that buyers be able to see and verify these leases during the option period. If you buy a house, buy the rentals. Checking the lease is as important as inspecting the house.

Property Code Section 5.073 prohibits it. Excessive late fees are prohibited, as are advance penalties and any clause prohibiting « the buyer from mortgage the buyer`s interest in the property as collateral in order to obtain credit or obtain improvements. » This codifies the traditional view of the bench of judges: late exorbitant fees are almost never allowed in a deportation order.