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Renter Service

Apartment and other rental housing residents can contact the Houston Apartment Association at 713-595-0300 to speak to a trained consultant and ask questions about renter rights, the TAA lease contract or to file a complaint against their property owner. 

HAA has temporarily expanded resident call-in hours due to COVID-19Contact the Houston Apartment Association at (713) 595-0300. HAA is answering calls, Monday-Friday, 9 – 5.   Our staff is fluent in English and Spanish.  Por Espanol (713) 595-0300 x 309. CALL VOLUME IS HIGH so calls are taken on a first come, first serve basis and will have a limit of five minutes.    COVID19 FAQS

Renter Information and Resources - Espanol

Renter Information and Resources - English

This is not an emergency service. If you would like to submit a complaint on line, click here.    

This program assists rental residents by:

  • Helping residents understand their rights and responsibilities as a renter   
  • Resolving move-out monetary disputes (security deposits) if a resident and property owner and/or management company cannot come to an agreement.  

Complaints about management, management representatives, maintenance issues, timely repairs, noise, contents of the lease or breaking the lease will be forwarded to the property owner or management company. Most leases state that any requests for maintenance repairs must be in writing and a dated copy kept for you records. Have you put your request in writing to the manager of your apartment community? If not, take the time to do so now. It is the best way to communicate your concerns.  

Once a resident files a complaint if your complaint is specific to a return of your security deposit it is forwarded to the property owner or management company requesting a response.  Any explanation or information we receive from the owner or management company will be passed along to the resident and the resident will then have a chance to respond with additional information.  

If the owner and/or management company wants to grant the request of the resident or negotiate directly, that is encouraged.  If a resolution is not possible after both parties have had the opportunity to respond in writing and the property is a member of HAA the complaint is forwarded to a committee for review. All documentation is reviewed by the committee and a recommendation is made for a suggested action,  This can take up to six months.

If you would like to submit a complaint on line, click here.

The Houston Apartment Association provides a variety of resources to aid renters and landlords in finding amicable, fair resolution to landlord-renter disputes.

Renters can: Get answers to questions about landlord-renter issues...  

Make a complaint against a property...   

Find links to additional resources to aid in dispute resolution...

Video Explaining Lease Contract