On April 17, Texas state Senator, Charles Perry, requested a Texas Attorney General Opinion on the question of whether, “recreational vehicle park guests – transient or temporary guests – are licensees or tenants?”
The issue is the differing treatment in jurisdictions on the rights of a property owner to remove a licensee without formal or legal eviction proceedings, like a hotel guest, versus a tenant where a legal eviction must first occur. Sen. Perry is asking the AG’s office to provide “uniformity and consistency” with their interpretation of Texas’ laws on the topic.
Sen. Perry’s request alludes to the position that RV park guests should fall under the category of licensees and not tenants.
The AG’s office will now research and provide their opinion on the request. We expect it will be several months before they issue their opinion.