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(a) A landlord shall accept a tenant's timely cash rental payment unless a written lease between the landlord and tenant requires the tenant to make rental payments by check, money order, or other traceable or negotiable instrument.
(b) A landlord who receives a cash rental payment shall:
(1) provide the tenant with a written receipt; and
(2) enter the payment date and amount in a record book maintained by the landlord.
(c) A tenant or a governmental entity or civic association acting on the tenant's behalf may file suit against a landlord to enjoin a violation of this section. A party who prevails in a suit brought under this subsection may recover court costs and reasonable attorney's fees from the other party. In addition to court costs and reasonable attorney's fees, a tenant who prevails under this subsection may recover from the landlord the greater of one month's rent or $500 for each violation of this section.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Property Code - PROP § 92.011. Cash Rental Payments - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/property-code/prop-sect-92-011.html
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