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Thank you for the information and your question. Assuming that you could convince a court that the reason for the termination of the tenancy was only because of the assertion of your rights under the written lease and, it has been 6 months or less since you asserted that right, you might have a defense to a forcible entry and detainer action (eviction) should the landlord try to force you out if you do not move at the end of the notice period. You can see the statute that applies by going to Subchapter H (Retaliation) of the Texas landlord tenant act, which you can find at the following link: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/SOTWDocs/PR/htm/PR.92.htm
Normally though, a landlord (or tenant) needs no reason for terminating a tenancy. But again, assuming the facts point only to retaliation and it has been 6 months or less, you can use this as a defense to an eviction proceeding.
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