Fred Fuchs, an attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, says a landlord can take a tenant’s property only because of unpaid rent – not past due utilities, maintenance or other costs

From the article: This Texas Law Lets Your Landlord Take Your TV If You Don’t Pay Rent

Fred Fuchs, a lawyer with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, says tenants often aren’t aware their landlords can take their property as a way to recoup unpaid rent.