A landlord in Texas can legally deduct the following from the security deposit: cost of damage to the rental unit, charges to the security deposit as provided in the lease, and cost of damages incurred by the landlord that resulted from the tenant’s breach of the lease.
However, repairs and restorations are not chargeable against the security deposit if they are for that damage was caused by normal wear and tear, or existed before the tenant moved in.
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The information for this answer was found on our Texas Security Deposit Law answers.