Legal Question in Landlord & Tenant Law in Texas

I have rented the same apt in Austin, TX since July 2009. Several months ago, the property changed ownership. I signed a renewal lease with the new company in April 2012. Two days ago, there was a letter from the apt office on my door the gist of which is that they want me to fill out another application and authorize them to do another credit/background check on me, and authorize them to charge me for it. Is this legal?

Asked on 1/17/13, 11:48 am

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Mark Dunn Mark D. Dunn
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Look at the lease that you signed with them. Does it say something about them running a background check on you from time to time? You may have agreed to letting them do so.

If not: Just tell them NO. As politely as possible (don't tell them where to go or what to kiss).

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Answered on 1/17/13, 12:38 pm

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