Haunted House Causes Tenants Fright
It’s Halloween and what better topic for today than haunted houses? This question was recently asked at the Texas Association of REALTORS®: “A tenant recently moved into a property I manage and says that the house is haunted. She wants to vacate. What is the best way to address the issue?” While the situation may be frightening to the tenant and one could argue over whether it is indeed a haunted house or not, here in Texas a haunting is not a legal reason to break the lease. While the tenant may break the lease, they may also be responsible for terms set forth under the lease agreement regarding early termination. The best solution would be for the landlord to try and determine what is causing the tenant to think they are living in a haunted house and from there try and remedy the problem. Sometimes what may seem like a haunting has a logical and reasonable explanation. So next time you hear those floorboards creaking late at night, don’t pack your bags to leave just yet…call your landlord first and see if you can find a resolution.
Happy Halloween everyone!
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