Moved over from Fatwallet - Suggestion on Texas code - Sec. 92.201. DISCLOSURE OF OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT:
I’ve property management company for my rental. The tenant asked for owner’s name and address and PM didn’t provide it as he said he can handle the situation. Tenant wanted to breach the lease as he is buying a home. PM oked to breach the lease, but he will not be returned his deposit due to breach of contract. This is provided in the email to the tenant and forwarded to me.
Fast forward, a month before tenant move out, PM gets a letter from tenant’s lawyer that PM didn’t provide owner’s name and address, so owner is liable to one month’s rent and $100 per code 92.205 and the tenant is ready to settle if security deposit is counted towards last month’s rent.
Code 92.201 says to provide owner’s name, address and if the property is managed by PM company, provide PMs name and address in the copy of lease agreement.
Am I protected by PMs contact info provided in the lease? or PM screwed it by not providing landlord’s name and address when requested?
Any suggestions? Since I’ve email communication from PM to tenant that he’ll forfeit the deposit for breaching the lease, I’m considering to go to the court with a lawyer if tenant decides to go to the court.