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Landlord Tenant

There are myriad reasons one might get into disputes with their landlord or tenant. Tenants can fall victim to landlords who illegally evict them, especially when it comes to deposits and damage caused by the tenant.

Landlords can face significant damages when a tenant does not timely move out of a property, damages the property, or does not comply with the lease. 

Disagreements often reach as far as the courthouse in situations where both parties cannot agree on a resolution out of court. Our attorneys can advise you as a situation is developing all the way through resolution.

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Gottfried Alexander Law Firm is ready to assist with your legal needs. We have a team of lawyers that can defend your rights and help you through any residential tenancy issue. With years of experience, we will make sure you are in good hands when understanding your rights as a tenant or a landlord. 

Austin Landlord-Tenant Lawyers

If you’re looking for an experienced lawyer to handle your tenancy concerns, call Gottfried  Alexander Law Firm Austin TX – Attorneys in Austin, Texas. We can help with any aspect of a case, from drafting leases and handling complaints (no matter how sensitive) all the way through eviction proceedings when necessary. 

Our lawyers also help you draft a tenant lease that will comply with Texas law and specific to your property. To avoid conflicts, you need to involve an attorney in some housing agreements, including;

  • When you want to know your rights as a tenant or a landlord 
  • When you have a conflict with your landlord or your tenant 
  • In case of unlawful eviction
  • When you have moved out but have not received your security deposit
  • When your landlord sues you 

Advising Austin Landlords and Tenants

The Texas Property Code contains specific provisions related to landlords and tenants. Additionally, leases often contain detailed provisions and terms related to the rights and duties of landlords and tenants. Residential leases and commercial leases are treated differently by the Texas Property Code. We have experience with all types of leases and can advise landlords and tenants.  

Here at Gottfried Alexander Law Firm, our lawyers handle cases related to new and existing leases, disputes that may arise during the lease or at the conclusion of the lease, as well as when an eviction or lock out is needed.  


The CDC eviction moratorium prevents landlords from being able to pursue eviction for non-payment of rent. Get advice from your attorney any time you face illegal removal or a notice to vacate under short notice, and you don’t have a new place to go. 

Eviction cases are prevalent, so do not suffer when it gets hard on you! You might want to file an affirmative defense that could bar your landlord from evicting at all. This way, they will be unable to take legal action against the tenant before their court date arrives to request possession with visible distress as grounds (just make sure everything is well documented).

Security deposit return

If you are a tenant who is moving, don’t forget to provide a forwarding address in writing to your landlord and seek return of your security deposit. You have a right to an itemized list of any deductions and a return of the balance in 30 days.  

Damage disputes

Deductions from a security deposit should be made in accordance with the lease and the Texas Property Code. If a landlord or tenant is unsure if these deductions are proper, contact us for legal advice to make sure you are complying with the law. 

Failure to address tenant complaints

To provide a safe living environment for your tenants, you should handle complaints. Failure to timely repair a condition that materially threatens the health and safety of a tenant can have serious legal consequences. 

Breach of contract

Whenever you feel there is something wrong in your housing environment and there are no remedies from the landlord, you can sue. A lawyer will advise and educate you on all matters concerning tenant law.


Sometimes landlord-tenant retaliation cases occur due to various issues. We will help you in case of any violations resulting from retaliation for standing up for your rights. Get the service of a top attorney to reduce any charges that result from the counterattack.

Legal advice

A lawyer can be an indispensable resource for renters and landlords. We help people understand the law and their lease so they don’t suffer the legal consequences that could have been avoided.