§ 92.251 Definitions
§ 92.252 Application of Other Law; Municipal Regulation
§ 92.253 Exemptions
§ 92.254 Smoke Alarm
§ 92.255 Installation and Location
§ 92.257 Installation Procedure
§ 92.2571 Alternative Compliance
§ 92.258 Inspection and Repair
§ 92.259 Landlord’s Failure to Install, Inspect, or Repair
§ 92.260 Tenant Remedies
§ 92.261 Landlord’s Defenses
§ 92.2611 Tenant’s Disabling of a Smoke Alarm
§ 92.262 Agents for Delivery of Notice
§ 92.263 Inspection of Residential Fire Extinguisher
§ 92.264 Duty to Repair or Replace

Terms Used In Texas Property Code Chapter 92 > Subchapter F - Smoke Alarms and Fire Extinguishers

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, or figures, whether by writing, printing, or other means. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Signed: includes any symbol executed or adopted by a person with present intention to authenticate a writing. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • United States: includes a department, bureau, or other agency of the United States of America. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Week: means seven consecutive days. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Written: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Year: means 12 consecutive months. See Texas Government Code 311.005