Attention Texas Landlords & Property Managers: New Firearm Law

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The last Texas legislative session passed various firearm bills into law which will directly affect landlords and property managers.

For example, House Bill 302 prohibits any “no firearms” clauses in multifamily leases. It further protects tenants' rights to possess lawfully owned firearms and ammunition in their units. This also applies to manufactured home lots. The new law even allows tenants to transfer their guns directly between their personal vehicles and these locations.

The law becomes effective on September 1, 2019.

Interesting. I’m curious to know how many landlords actually have a “no firearms” clause in their lease, especially knowing how Texans love to protect their rights, for both landlord and tenant. 

Originally posted by @Laura Sulak :

Interesting. I’m curious to know how many landlords actually have a “no firearms” clause in their lease, especially knowing how Texans love to protect their rights, for both landlord and tenant. 

 I personally have not seen such prohibitions. Only language on prohibited uses for weapons incl guns, but not possession or transportation.

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