At the apartment I am currently living at, there is a shortage of parking for the renters in the back of the complex. There are a few carports for rent in my area, but not very much free parking. There is also a back exit from the complex where people were allowed to park in the grass, but the new manager closed and locked the gate since it is supposed to be for emergency vehicles only. When I moved in the manager at the time suggested we park there and now that the gate is closed, we in the last few buildings, have to park from the middle of the complex toward the front if we come home past 8 or 9 pm. This is at least 3 or more large buildings away. My question is this; is there any law in Texas stating that an apartment complex has to have a minimum number of unpaid parking spots for its renters? It seems like there is only one spot per unit and we live in an area of all 2 or 3 bedroom units. My roommate and I are in a jam because our job in retail sometimes keeps us at work past 10 or 11. It was suggested to me by the office staff that I rent a carport, and the only one available is on the opposite side of our building. Plus, there is only ONE spot, and there are two of us... Is there anything I can do or say to either get the back gate reopened or to get them to create more parking?