Do you have a Rental Residential Property and have questions regarding Texas Property Code Laws? Let us know 👇
✅ Upon accepting a new tenant the owner must have all locks re-keyed 🔑 – this expense cannot be passed on to the tenant. It is illegal to charge tenants for re-keying locks in the state of Texas.
✅ All exterior doors 🚪 in the rental property must have a keyless deadbolt installed- the garage doors leading from the inside of the home into the garage is considered an exterior door.
✅ All exterior doors in the rental property must have a door viewer (peep hole) installed- the exception is where a glass window exists either in the door or directly beside the door that allows the occupants to see who is outside before opening the door.
✅ Any sliding patio doors must have a pin and a locking handle or a Charlie bar installed. Exit doors, such as an upstairs passage door leading to a balcony, are not required to have keyed deadbolts or locking doorknobs, but must have a keyless deadbolt installed.
Our technicians at Mr. Rekey Locksmith, a Rekey America Company are EXPERTS on the Texas Property Code requirements.
✅ The Texas property code Chapter 92, subchapter F which pertains to Smoke Alarms 💨 and Fire Extinguishers 🧯 states that each bedroom must have an operable smoke detector in addition to those that must be in a living area or hallway. When we are asked to rekey or bring a property up to code; our technicians can check all smoke detectors with smoke spray to make sure they are all functional.
The first time the average rental property is placed on the rental market the cost to the owner for bringing a home to the current code is usually between $350-400.
Once the home is brought to code, the cost is decreased as the Property Code requires the home only to be re-keyed upon the move-in of consequent tenants.
🙏If you need to bring a Rental property up to code, please consider Mr. Rekey Locksmith, a Rekey America Company.
We have brought more rentals up to code than any other locksmith company in the State of Texas. 🙌
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