My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Texas
I signed a 6-mo. lease for a room in a house lived-in by the owner. The lease was basic, with no mention of guests. It's just he and I living in the house normally.
Recently my landlord/roommate has started hosting several Air BnB (a website-based short-term rental company) and couchsurfing.com guests per week. He makes ~$75 per room rented per night(there's a spare bedroom and a guest "shed" in the backyard, and occasionally he rents out his room as well).
This has gotten to be a little much for me to handle. I haven't talked to him yet, as I would rather have some legal info to back me up if it comes down to that.
My issues are: Multiple strangers stay at our house every week. They are often up late and early, waking me up and making a lot of noise. They use our internet (it's slow already, right now 10!! devices are connected to our wireless router). They use our water and electricity, which raises the prices, and the cost is NOT included in rent. They take up the bathroom. They lounge around in our living room.
I receive ZERO compensation for these guests, who most often (excluding couch-surfers) pay him to stay here. I would like this to change. I feel that at least, I should not have to pay utilities, and at most, I should either get reduced rent, or be able to break my lease and move out.
I have searched the internet for legal precedents regarding air bnb and have yet to find any information.
Am I legally entitled to compensation? Am I legally entitled to break my lease? Is it legal for him to do this in the first place?
Thanks for your time!