A San Antonio lease agreement is a legal document containing provisions for renting property and outlining the tenant’s and landlord’s rights and responsibilities. It highlights many relevant details, including the landlord’s entry rights, the allocation of pets, subletting rules, and rent payment amounts and due dates.
San Antonio Lease Requirements
San Antonio abides by Texas Property Code Title 8, Chapter 92, but the city also has some additional municipal requirements and considerations for landlords:
San Antonio’s Fair Housing Act states that landlords can’t refuse to rent to tenants due to their age (San Antonio Municipal Code Sec. 2-625).
Notice of Tenant Rights
If a landlord issues a notice to vacate, they must provide the tenant with a notice of their rights within one day (San Antonio Municipal Code Sec. 16-6).
Optional Lease Disclosures and Addendums
Even though city law doesn’t mandate these disclosures and addendums, landlords can consider making them to promote clarity:
- Military lease termination provision disclosure: One of the country’s largest Air Force bases, Lackland Air Force Base, is in San Antonio. Therefore, landlords may want to clarify what rights a service member has if they need to break their lease early for professional reasons.
- Asbestos disclosure: Texas is the fifth-highest state with the most asbestos-related deaths in the county, so San Antonio landlords should consider adding an asbestos disclosure to relieve themselves of liability.
- Medical marijuana use disclosure: Medical marijuana is legal in San Antonio, but landlords can include a lease disclosure excluding the use of smoking types.