Skip to main content
Texas Legislature 2019

New Texas law protects rent-to-own customers against criminal prosecution

Texas made it easy for rent-to-own companies to press criminal charges against people who fell behind on their payments for household goods. A new law, passed after a Texas Tribune and NerdWallet investigation, gives broad new protections to their customers.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017:  A Rent-A-Center in Newport News, Virginia. (Julia Rendleman for NerdWallet)

Texans need truth. Help us report it.

Support independent Texas news

Become a member. Join today.

Donate now

Explore related story topics

Courts Criminal justice Politics State government 86th Legislative Session Borris L. Miles Charles "Doc" Anderson Nicole Collier Texas Legislature