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Thank you for the information and your question. Texas landlord tenant law does not allow a tenant to terminate a tenancy for the reasons you raised. However, in Texas, the landlord has a duty to mitigate their damages from a breach of a lease. (please see the statute below). What that means is that the landlord must take reasonable steps to rerent the property. Once it is rerented, then tenant's duty to pay rent ends. If the landlord does not take those steps to try to rerent, then the tenant has a defense against a suit for unpaid rent.
This is the mitigation statute:
Sec. 91.006. LANDLORD'S DUTY TO MITIGATE DAMAGES. (a) A landlord has a duty to mitigate damages if a tenant abandons the leased premises in violation of the lease.
(b) A provision of a lease that purports to waive a right or to exempt a landlord from a liability or duty under this section is void.
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