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Landlord Resources

Owning real estate can be a great builder of wealth, and if you have chosen to rent your property, then it’s important to carefully consider each aspect of this process. The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® has developed numerous resources to help landlords in several aspects of property management as well as the legal requirements of their role. Browse the information below to help you learn more.

Managing a Property During COVID-19

COVID-19 has placed unprecedented pressures on everyone, including property owners and tenants. With unemployment rising to historic numbers, many Bexar County residents are concerned about their ability to pay rent or mortgage and what options they have. To learn more about the numerous protections and resources available for you during this time, view the guides and FAQ below.

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Landlord’s Guide to Leasing a Property

The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® has created a comprehensive guide to help landlords in the main aspects of renting their property. The objective of this guide is to provide common standards for renting a property that will assist a landlord to stay within the bounds of the law. This guide is not a replacement for legal assistance and its usage does not ensure a landlord is protected from violating a fair housing law.

This guide covers:

  • Marketing the Property
  • Showing the Property
  • Selecting a Tenant
  • Landlord’s Lien
  • Lockouts
  • Evictions
  • Fair Housing



Property Management and Fair Housing

The U.S. Fair Housing Act and Texas Fair Housing Act protect people from housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status. In addition, renters may have additional fair housing rights under local ordinances. For San Antonio residents, additional protections include marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, source of income for veterans, and status as a student.

Click the guide below to learn more about the regulations landlords must adhere to in order to comply with Fair Housing laws.