Does being 55 under Tx Code 92.153 forfeit their right to a keyless deadbolt or is consent required also?
(2)a tenant or occupant in the dwelling is over 55 years of age or has a physical or mental disability; and
(3)the landlord is expressly required or permitted to periodically check on the well-being or health of the tenant as a part of a written lease or other written agreement.
(f)A keyless bolting device is not required to be installed at the landlords expense if a tenant or occupant in the dwelling is over 55 years of age or has a physical or mental disability, the tenant requests, in writing, that the landlord deactivate or not install the keyless bolting device, and the tenant certifies in the request that the tenant or occupant is over 55 years of age or has a physical or mental disability. The request must be a separate document and may not be included as part of a lease agreement. A landlord is not exempt as provided by this subsection if the landlord knows or has reason to know that the
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No. Section 92.153 in intended to benefit tenants with physical or mental disabilities, who would be disadvantaged by the landlord's having installed a security device. There is no forfeiting involved.