I am on housing and a few days ago someone attempted to break into my home breaking the kitchen window I open the door I saw the person and in fear I started shooting (I DID NOT DO ANY DAMAGE) then I called the police a report was filed now the landlord is holding me responsible for the repair of the window even though I did not hit anything or anyone and I had nothing to do with what happened and I did not know the individual, I don't believe that's legal or fair.
Dear Humble Tenant:
I am an attorney licenses to practice law in the State of New York. I do not practice law in Texas.
I do not know whether your landlord invoked a right to keep handguns from your housing complex, but if so, openly shooting at the burglar, may lead to a lease termination proceeding.
So charging you for the broken window may be just one problem you have as a result of your landlord's failure to secure the premises.
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