(a) A term providing that one party or the party’s successor in interest may accelerate payment or performance or require collateral or additional collateral “at will” or “when the party deems himself or herself insecure” or in words of similar import must be construed to mean that the party has power to do so only if the party in good faith believes that the prospect of payment or performance is impaired.
(b) With respect to a consumer lease, the burden of establishing good faith under Subsection (a) is on the party who exercises the power; otherwise the burden of establishing lack of good faith is on the party against whom the power has been exercised.
Terms Used In Texas Business and Commerce Code 2A.109
- Consumer lease: means a lease that a lessor regularly engaged in the business of leasing or selling makes to a lessee who is an individual and who takes under the lease primarily for a personal, family, or household purpose, if the total payments to be made under the lease contract, excluding payments for options to renew or buy, do not exceed $25,000. See Texas Business and Commerce Code 2A.103