My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Texas
I would like a professionals take on my situation.
I recently moved into a different unit in the same complex. Upon moving in I found that almost nothing had been done to prepare the home for us and the work that had actually been done was all done incorrectly. It is obvious management either did not even inspect the work that had been done or they simply did not do it.
Is this legal? How can they not use the previous tenants deposit for repairs?
Pet deposit: back door frame scratched and chewed up.
Weather strip chewed up and hanging off.
Siding in back yard chewed up.
Metal fencing left around bottom of fence, is coming off and is hazardous to my children.
Outlets in bathrooms do not work.
Faucet in front yard rusted off/ have to use pliers to turn on.
Bath tubs not cleaned, had to clean dirt rings from around both tubs.
Cleaned dead flies off of inside window.
Food on ceiling in kitchen.
Not all drawers have rollers / cabinet latches (some do have them but most donít). This cause them to fall out constantly, especially when my 2 y/o is opening them.
Thermostat does not work. Reads 80 but is set around 70. Runs constantly.
Diswasher leaks on rinse cycle.
Master bedroom closet smells like dog.
Door ways in master bd, master bath, and master closet have claw/chew marks that have just been painted over no sanded.
Fixture in dining room is cracked.
Bottom frame on air condition unit closet is cracked .
Paneling below kitchen cabinets is coming off.
Paint on floor in dining room. Looks like someone attempted to clean but smeared it around.
These are all the things I have found so far.
How is it that this establishment can take the previous tenants deposit and not fix the issues it is supposed to cover?
Thanks in advance!