The Texas Month to Month Lease Agreement is a special kind of residential lease designed for shorter, more fluid tenancies. In a Month to Month Lease, the agreement terminates at the end of every payment period and renews upon payment of rent. This lack of permanency has made it popular with students, people who move regularly and landlords who are unsure of their tenant’s financial stability.
As it terminates regularly, it is easier for a landlord to alter rent, change clauses in the lease or even permanently end the agreement. A landlord is required to give a tenant one (1) month’s notice before altering the lease in any way. Similarly, a tenant merely has to give the landlord one (1) month’s notice before vacating the property. This means a tenant can exit the property quickly without breaking the lease, and the landlord can evict a tenant easily without having to spend a lot of time and energy in the court system.
There are very few laws that apply specifically to Month to Month Leases, typically only laws that apply to all Residential Leases with clauses applying specifically to Month to Month Leases. All Texas Laws applying to Residential Leases can be found in Texas Statutes Chapters 91 and 92.