While relocating to Texas from California due to a job transfer, the new landlord request that I pay more in security deposit sooner than agreed. I explained that right now I don't have room in my budget, and that my wife suffered a fetal demise and we lost our child. She called my employer asking them for catastrophic funds because I lost my child and for the amount of my relocation allowance. This can potentially cause me to lose my job. Now I do not feel comfortable living in her home if she is that invasive. What just happened here and am I protected from such actions?
The terms of a lease are negotiable. If you have not signed the lease, then you are not bound by the lease.
Once you have signed the lease, then you both are required to abide by the lease. Under Texas law, a tenant is generally entitled to the quiet enjoyment of the premises. But the lease terms could make revisions to that understanding.
If you are not comfortable with this landlord, find someplace else to stay.
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