509 - Landlord's Duties

  1. 509.1 - Applicability of Rule
  2. 509.2 - Contents of Petition / Copies / Forms & Amendments
  3. 509.3 - Citation - Issuance / Appearance Date / Answer
  4. 509.4 - Service & Return of Citation / Alternative Service of Citation
  5. 509.5 - Docketing and Trial / Failure to Appear
  6. 509.6 -  Judgment - Amount / Form & Content / Issuance & Service / Failure to Comply
  7. 509.7 - Counterclaims
  8. 509.8 - Appeal - Time & Manner / Perfection / Effect / Costs / Trial on Appeal
  9. 509.9 - Effect of Writ of Possession

Rule 509 applies to a suit filed in a justice court by a residential tenant under Chapter 92, Subchapter B of the Texas Property Code to enforce the landlord’s duty to repair or remedy a condition materially affecting the physical health or safety of an ordinary tenant.