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I stopped paying rent 2 months ago because our plumbing and A/C is not working the way it should. I just read that i should have still been paying rent. My landlord died in Feb and his wife is threatening to evict us. Im not sure of my rights in Texas, any tips?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Texas

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

I got a certified letter today saying im behind on payments and have until 9-1-17 to pay her or she will be going through with the eviction paperwork

Lawyer's Assistant: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.

Im ready

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I dont have a lease, it expired March 2014

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 8 months ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 8 months ago

Rent payments are still owed in this matters. The A/C repair issue as a separate matter.

Tenants have the option to repair and deduct http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/texas-tenant-rights-repair-deduct.html

Where in Texas is the rental property located?

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 8 months ago

You are also on a month to month lease once your lease expired.

This link sets out how you request repairs and how to repair and deduct http://texastenant.org/repairs.html

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 8 months ago

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 8 months ago

Are you asking how to stop the eviction?

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