Report: #1134700

Complaint Review: Paul T Nguyen and Angela Tran

  • Submitted: Sat, March 29, 2014
  • Updated: Sat, March 29, 2014
  • Reported By: Consumer Advocate #1 — Houston Texas
  • Paul T Nguyen and Angela Tran
    1228 Delano Street
    Houston, Texas

Paul T Nguyen and Angela Tran 1228 Delano Street, Houston, TX 77003 Violated Texas Property Code, Retaliated for Reporting Building Code Issues Houston Texas

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Paul T Nguyen and Angela Tran who own 1228 Delano Street, Houston, TX 77003 are the absolute worst Land Lords I have met in my 42 Years on this Planet, in my opinion. They are crooks.


I had to Move out as after having to Personally Fight Sears to get the Mocrowave Repaired, due to non Building Code Compliant Faulty Wiring, that took three Techicians to repair. Having to replace Capicators in the HVAC Condernsor, and then the straw that broke the Camels back was when I stared pointing out Building Code Violations. Taking pictures and sending them to him.

When the Plumbing was leaking in the the 3rd Floor Guest Bathroom, the 2nd Floor Half Bathroom, as well as under the kitchen sink so bad that it would fill a large pail every 24 hours, mold was growing out of control, and I had to write him, "Please send a Licensed Plumber, as I do not want to have to call"> to evlaute the House, who has received The Angie's List Consumer Excellence Award Every year dince 2007, and does every type inspection imaginable, that finally got his attention.


By then the Plumbing got so bad that Black Mold was growing under the Kitchen sink, and my 3 year old Son was having to use a Nebulizer. I emailed him, and finally he called a Plumber. My wife had the window open so she could record what he was saying to the Plumber, that conversation lasted 28 minutes while he begged the Plumber to Push it back, or say it was our fault. 

When the Licensed Plumber did finally arrive, he asked the Plumber, "Can you Push it back just 2 Months?" As their Lease is up then. The Plumber informed him how lucky he was to have a tennant who not only found it, but had a wife who vigilantly would work around the clock to keep the Mold From Getting anyworse than it already is.

I got to hand to the guys at YB Plumbing they would not budge, after 28 long minutes they finally came back in to let us know that they told Paul T Nguyen / AKA The Land Lord the Truth, it was not our fault, it was due to Cheap Construction, and Faulty Plumbing.

He told the Plumber who told him, "Sir this cannot be put this off any longer", fine, I want the absolute Cheapest Everything, which is what was Installed. If you look at the Pictures he advertised the house with, and the Kitchen Faucet, two different Faucets.

If you are thinking about moving in this house, look under the Kitchen Sink, it is Black with Mold. If you are thinking about leasing from these people please relaize that they do not Return The Deposit, out of $1,850.00 I recieved a Check for $550.00. Also realize that they will turn anything Considered Normal Wear and Tear into your Fault. They even Charged me for Replacing a Picket Fence the Place did not come with, that I bought, all while Landscaping is included in the Rent. The list is a mile long of the Scandelous things they did. You would figure after Politely Providing them a Copy of: 

The State of Texas Property Code: Chapter 92 / Sections listed below.



Sec. 92.331.  RETALIATION BY LANDLORD.  (a)  A landlord may not retaliate against a tenant by taking an action described by Subsection (b) because the tenant:

(1)  in good faith exercises or attempts to exercise against a landlord a right or remedy granted to the tenant by lease, municipal ordinance, or federal or state statute;

(2)  gives a landlord a notice to repair or exercise a remedy under this chapter;

(3)  complains to a governmental entity responsible for enforcing building or housing codes, a public utility, or a civic or nonprofit agency, and the tenant:

(A)  claims a building or housing code violation or utility problem; and

(B)  believes in good faith that the complaint is valid and that the violation or problem occurred; or

(4)  establishes, attempts to establish, or participates in a tenant organization.

(b)  A landlord may not, within six months after the date of the tenant's action under Subsection (a), retaliate against the tenant by:

(1)  filing an eviction proceeding, except for the grounds stated by Section 92.332;

(2)  depriving the tenant of the use of the premises, except for reasons authorized by law;

(3)  decreasing services to the tenant;

(4)  Increasing the tenant's rent or terminating the tenant's lease;  or

(5)  engaging, in bad faith, in a course of conduct that materially interferes with the tenant's rights under the tenant's lease.


Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3637, ch. 576, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984.  Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 650, Sec. 9, eff. Aug. 28, 1989;  Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 48, Sec. 16, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.  Re designated from Property Code Sec. 92.057(a) and amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 869, Sec. 5, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 588 (S.B. 630), Sec. 2, eff. January 1, 2014.


Sec. 92.333.  TENANT REMEDIES.  In addition to other remedies provided by law, if a landlord retaliates against a tenant under this subchapter, the tenant may recover from the landlord a civil penalty of one month's rent plus $500, actual damages, court costs, and reasonable attorney's fees in an action for recovery of property damages, moving costs, actual expenses, civil penalties, or declaratory or injunctive relief, less any delinquent rents or other sums for which the tenant is liable to the landlord.  If the tenant's rent payment to the landlord is subsidized in whole or in part by a governmental entity, the civil penalty granted under this section shall reflect the fair market rent of the dwelling plus $500.


Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3637, ch. 576, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984.  Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 650, Sec. 9, eff. Aug. 28, 1989;  Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 48, Sec. 16, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.  Re designated from Property Code Sec. 92.057(d) and amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 869, Sec. 5, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.


This is the Law! If you have been Ripped Off by a Land Lord and Live in Texas, contact an Attorney that Specializes in Tennant / Land Lord Disputes. Do not attempt to fight for what is yours on your own after you have been denied wrongfully. By law you have to give them a month.

 If you have held off on reporting building code violations, or revealing the True Indoor Air Quality, report it to the Proper Authorities. I tried dealing with these People. I saved them a lot of Headache. You know what I got in return? I was Ripped Off!


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