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

BY SHANNON NAJMABADI AND JAY ROOT Texans who sign rent-to-own contracts to lease furniture, electronics and other household items will receive new protection against being arrested or criminally prosecuted if they renege on the terms, thanks to a law signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott last week. The heavily negotiated change, which takes effect in September, still allows rent-to-own […]

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