Smoking as grounds for eviction.

Asked over 1 year ago - Denton, TX

Me lease states smoking is grounds for eviction. The property manager says he will not attempt eviction stating that a judge will simply dismiss it in the state of Texas. Is this statement he's giving me true?

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  1. Jacob Douglas Thomas

    Contributor Level 10


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    Answered . Thank you for your question. The property manager's statement is overly broad. I agree with the other responding attorney: if it is in the lease, then you can be evicted for breaching the term of the lease. However, the property manager may have had some experience with the justice of the peace in your precinct and knows that the JP will not enforce that particular provision of the lease. All of that aside, I can almost guaranty you that by smoking in your apartment, the landlord is going to keep your deposit.

  2. Brandy Ann Peeples


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . It all depends on what your lease says -- if your lease prohibits smoking and you smoke, you are in breach and there may be remedies available to a landlord besides eviction. Consult an attorney for a thorough review of your lease.

    A breach of contract is a breach of contract.

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  3. Shawn B Alexander


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . I agree with the previous answer and I would caution you to never take legal advice from your landlord.
    Good Luck

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