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Does your written lease state that you have to provide a 60 day notice prior to the lease termination if you aren't renewing?
What is the reletting fee?
Is this stated in your lease that you are responsible for this?
Ok, if the required notice period is stated in the lease, then they can hold you liable for rent up to that 60 day period because legally you haven't properly terminated your tenancy. However, that would mean that you could continue to reside there for that full 60 days if you chose to do so.
As for the reletting fee, reletting fees are authorized in lease agreements often written by Texas Apartment Association (TAA). The reletting fee must be a fair amount to cover actual expenses for getting a new tenant on the hook and cannot be unfairly inflated. TAA usually sets this fee at 85 percent of a month's rent.
So under TX law, this would be permissible.
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