Texas Condominium & Homeowner Association News
- Proposal for more oversight of homeowner associations expected in April (TX) February 29, 2024Deadlines for records requests, membership approval for assessment increases, and restrictions on foreclosures are among several recommended changes for homeowners’ associations up for debate come April. The Select Committee on Homeowners’ Associations in the House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously approved a report with recommendations and draft legislation for the upcoming short session to address a raft of concerns from homeowners vetted through a series of recent hearings. Read the article…………………………….
- Some Houston condo owners fed up with $6000 in annual HOA fees (TX) February 27, 2024From broken glass and torn up sidewalks to a dilapidated children’s playground and wacky wiring, John Seckar gets frustrated every time he walks outside his southwest Houston condo. Seckar said despite paying off the two bedroom, two bath condo in full, he still pays $550 in monthly fees to his HOA. But for all that money, he said he isn’t happy with how they’re taking care of the property. Read the article…………………………….
- Westchase residents frustrated with ongoing water main break: ‘It’s got to be thousands of gallons’ (TX) February 21, 2024For about a month, water has been pouring out of the ground in the Westchase area, and nothing has been done to stop it, according to nearby residents. It has become frustrating for those who live at the Westchase Forest Townhomes on Pagewood Lane near Gessner. Read the article…………………………….
- Conroe’s Thunder Gun Range sued after nearby residents complain of ‘raining bullets’ hitting homes (TX) February 7, 2024A Conroe homeowner’s association has filed a lawsuit against Thunder Gun Range, citing multiple instances of bullets hitting homes and vehicles in the area. Read the article…………………………….
- Cinco Ranch residents frustrated after mailboxes broken into again, officials call on congressman’s help (TX) February 3, 2024Officials say mailbox thefts are on the rise in Fort Bend County. One community is reporting their most recent incident early Friday morning. People who live in the Canyon Gate at Cinco Ranch subdivision say thieves managed to break into a cluster mailbox in their gated community and get away with countless pieces of mail. Read the article…………………………….
- North Beach residents concerned with new fire code impacting high rise buildings (TX) February 1, 2024There are several high rise buildings, specifically apartments and condominiums, along North Beach that are impacted by the updated code. Las Brisas Condominiums is one of them and resident, Daniel Uhlenhake says this new fire code has raised some questions for the local Homeowners Association. Read the article…………………………….
- Highland Park condo lawsuit forces affiliate of prominent developer Stillwater Capital into Ch. 7 bankruptcy (TX) January 30, 2024A company affiliated with prominent developer Stillwater Capital filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy at the tail end of a lawsuit over alleged construction defects at a high-end condo complex on the south end of Highland Park.
Texas Condominium & Homeowner Association Articles
- Everything you need to Know about HOA Bylaws, Regulations and CC&RsAs much as we might not like to admit it at times, homeowners associations have rules and regulations in place for a reason. Mostly, they are for community safety and structure. If you find yourself questioning whether your HOA has the authority to regulate a certain item or action, check its governing documents and bylaws, as well as your state and local laws. If you’re a board member, you need to realize the importance of clear, coherent rules and governing ...
- Let it snow: Texas community creates winter wonderlandWhile nestled in the heart of Spring, Texas, where snowfall is a rare sight, the Windrose Community Association has found a creative way to bring the joy of winter to its residents. For years now, this close-knit community has been making cherished memories by building an annual winter wonderland and snow hill for the children. This heartwarming tradition not only fosters a sense of togetherness but also showcases the community’s commitment to creating magical moments for its youngest members. Read ...
- Client Alert – Corporate Transparency ActMillions of entities across the United States must get ready to comply with the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), a new federal law that goes into effect on January 1, 2024. Subject to a few limited exceptions, the CTA requires all new and currently existing entities to file reports with the federal government, identifying information about themselves, their “company applicants,” and their “beneficial owners.” Read the article…………………………….
- A Neighborly Guide to Enjoying Christmas Lights in Your NeighborhoodThe holiday season is upon us, and one of the most cherished traditions is driving around neighborhoods to admire the twinkling Christmas lights. To help you make the most of your neighborhood Christmas light tour, we’ve put together a guide with tips for being a considerate and courteous neighbor during the festive season. Read the article………………………….
- Fireplace SafetyAs the colder weather sets in, many people are rushing to light their fireplaces to create a cozy and warm ambiance. If you have a woodburning fireplace in your home, it’s crucial to keep fireplace safety in mindto ensure the well-being of your household and your neighbors in your HOA community during the winter season. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe and warm during the winter! Read the article………………………..
- Surviving the Holiday Season as a Board MemberThe holiday season can be a stressful time for board members, but with the right approach, you can navigate it successfully! Managing a community during this busy period and handling the conflicts that often arise doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here are some valuable tips to help you effectively manage your community and reduce stress during the holiday season. Read the article…………………………..
- Update from Austin: 88th Texas Legislature Special Session 3The third special session for the 88th Texas Legislature called by Governor Greg Abbott began on October 9th. The Governor set out the issues that can be brought forth for this session in a proclamation. Those issues include: education freedom, border security, public safety and property ownership. The bill property owners associations are watching is SB 48. Read the article……………………………
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