Can You Use the Security Deposit as Last Month’s Rent in Texas?

This question is about Texas Security Deposit Law

Can You Use the Security Deposit as Last Month’s Rent in Texas?

In Texas, a tenant isn’t allowed to use the security deposit as last month’s rent. Texas law on security deposits expressly prohibits the tenant from using the security deposit instead of paying the last month’s rent.

In fact, a tenant who refuses to make the final rent payment because of wanting to use the security deposit may be held liable for 3 times the rent withheld plus reasonable attorney’s fees.

The information for this answer was found on our Texas Security Deposit Law answers.