If the need for repair is not due to „normal wear and tear“, the landlord is not required to resolve the problems caused by you, another lawful resident, a member of your household or your guests. § 92.052. Under certain conditions, you and the owner may have a written agreement that you will make the necessary repairs. While in the Lone Star state, laws are in place to protect tenants` rights — including ensuring habitable conditions — experts say court proceedings and allowances for landlords can be an obstacle rather than an aid to tenants. „Texas still has a long way to go before it catches up with other states in terms of equity,“ says Sandy Rollins, executive director of the Union of Texas Tenants. In Texas, rent and rental agreement laws do not set a limit on sureties, but require landlords to recover deposits (minus the amount used for cleaning and repairs) within 30 days of terminating the lease. . . .