Security deposit and repairs

Hello everyone,
My tenants gave a 30 day notice and moved out. They left the place in a reasonable shape, but some repairs are needed. I’m in TX and know that a letter with itemized deductions and a check have to be mailed to them within 30 days. Do all the repairs have to be completed within 30 days of them moving out as well?
Thank you for your input.


You don’t have to get the best prices when you itemize. You can also charge them for any rent they did not pay.

OK, great! Thanks so much for your help.

If the repair of the house is going to done in your presence that would be much better because after 30 days you need a new tenant and for that your house must be perfect. If you ask your current tenant to repair he might not give much attention on it because he know that he has to go form this house after 30 days and moreover they going deduct repair cost from the rent.

Legally, you do not have to do the work within thirty days. They will want their deposit though so you want to make certain that the repairs are within reason. You also need to get someone in the house to pay the new rent so I would fix everything quickly so you can show the home and get it rented.
The worst thing in the world is to have empty properties, especially if you are paying heating and electric bills on the property, too.

No the second worst thing is empty properties. All you have to do is get somebody in it to start paying rent to solve that problem. The worst thing is a property with someone in it that is not paying. Then you are not getting any rent but you can’t even get somebody in to pay rent because the deadbeat is in it.