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  • Woman found dead in hot Houston condo hours before power was restored (TX) July 17, 2024
    A heart-breaking discovery was made at a Houston condominium complex still without power more than a week after Hurricane Beryl slammed into the city and knocked out power to millions.  Firefighters found the body of a woman just before noon Tuesday at a 1960s-era condo complex in Houston’s Museum District. Her unit did not have electricity. The power to the complex had been knocked out more than a week earlier when Hurricane Beryl hit the city.   Read the article…………………………….
  • West Campus condo owners find squatters in their units (TX) July 15, 2024
    Condo owners at 1700 Nueces Street in West Campus found squatters in their homes over the weekend. They said they came to check on their units after going without electricity for two months.  “The door was open. It was unlocked, so I opened the door and I discovered a lot of materials, debris, somebody else’s belongings in my home,” a condo owner said.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Houston woman dies in apartment without power; Center Point restores after FOX 26 report (TX) July 15, 2024
    Several units at the complex have been without power since Monday, according to the area homeowner’s association.  “We’ve been completely unable to have a dialog or communication with CenterPoint,” said Rob Alleman, Vice President of the HOA Board at Beringwood. “We haven’t had any meaningful updates on when power could be restored.”   Read the article…………………………….
  • In east Travis County, community with water quality complaints organizes against rate hike (TX) July 15, 2024
    The community, Araya said, will have to work through its at-times fragmented nature. Besides the distance, each of the developments has its own homeowners association with their own leadership communication network. Some, like Austin’s Colony, have several. It can be hard to make sure information get out.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Three Creeks homeowners left in the dark as ISO rating plummets (TX) July 13, 2024
    The Insurance Services Office (ISO) has sparked confusion and concern among homeowners in the Three Creeks planned community in Belton’s Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ).  Some insurance rates soared due to an ISO rating of 10, the worst insurance rank an area can receive.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Steps for POAs to Take on the Road to Recovery Following Hurricane Beryl (TX) July 10, 2024
    Hurricane Beryl recently made landfall along the Upper Texas Coast, bringing more devastation and destruction than many had anticipated. For some, the question of what to do next may be overwhelming, leaving board members and even some community managers wondering where to begin on the road to recovery. This article will outline steps to take in the aftermath of a devastating weather event.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Houston condo collapses during Beryl (TX) July 9, 2024
    After Hurricane Beryl slammed into Texas early Monday, knocking out power to nearly 3 million homes and businesses, unleashing heavy rain and killing at least three people it moved east and later weakened to a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center said Monday evening. The fast-moving tempest threatened to carve a harsh path over several more states in coming days.   Video news report……………………..

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Texas Condominium & Homeowner Association Articles

  • Thoughts on Achieving Financial and Social Sustainability (TX)
    In Texas and nationally over the past 15 years we have seen a higher number of condominium projects being developed. The reasons vary, but include a desire for greater density as a means to accommodate higher land prices and/or construction costs, changing demographics, and/or a means to offer the option for homeownership with a higher level of service and amenities.   Read the article…………………………….
  • The Importance of Policies and Their Roles in Governing Documents (TX)
    The increasing involvement of the Texas Legislature over the last few legislative sessions is forcing property owners associations (“POA”) to consider new approaches to governance. This is brought on by new laws and the unlikelihood of POAs being able to achieve the owner vote requirements to amend their governing documents. As a result, to ensure their governing documents comply with the new laws, POAs are turning to or adding an additional layer to their documents in the form of policies. ...
  • The Corporate Transparency Act: HOAs Don’t Need That Kind of Transparency
    One of the hottest topics in the HOA-world over the past year has been the implementation of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). Although enacted by Congress in 2021, registrations under the CTA became mandatory for newly formed HOAs on January 1, 2024, and will be mandatory for all incorporated HOAs on January 1, 2025. The Community Associations Institute (CAI), which advocates for HOAs, has stated it will file a lawsuit this summer challenging the applicability of the CTA to HOAs.  Read ...
  • Poolside Etiquette: How to Enjoy Your Community Pool Responsibly
    As summer heats up, so does the activity at community pools. A community pool offers residents a great way to cool off, relax, and socialize with their neighbors. Still, it’s important to remember that a neighborhood pool is not the same as a private pool. While a backyard pool is only subject to a homeowner’s personal rules, patrons of public pools must follow community rules in order to keep the pool clean and safe for all residents. Not only that, ...
  • Plaintiffs accuse homeowners association of negligence after dog attack (TX)
    In a gripping case that underscores the importance of community safety and responsible pet ownership, two women have filed a lawsuit against a homeowners association and several residents following a dog attack. The complaint was lodged by Roxanne Roy and Elizabeth Hill in the Harris County District Court on May 29, 2024, targeting Towne Lake Community Association, Inc., along with Mae Henri (a.k.a. Henri Courtney), Johnnie L. Courtney, and Kelley D. Courtney.   Read the article…………………………….
  • How the POA Industry has Responded to a More Active Legislature (TX)
    Put together the letters P, O, and A and you will have created an acronym with negative connotations for many people across the United States. As a result, state legislatures in many states are increasing regulations against an industry designed to be self-regulated by its members to protect property values. Moving into the Lone Star State, over the last several legislative sessions, the legislature has been actively involved in attempts to increase legislation. Fortunately, the Texas POA industry has responded ...
  • How to Get the Most from Your HOA
    Living in a community governed by a Homeowners Association (HOA) can offer numerous benefits, from maintaining property values to fostering a sense of belonging. However, to truly make the most of your HOA experience, it’s best to understand how to engage effectively with it. Here are some practical tips and tricks to help you build a strong bond with your HOA for a better living experience.  Read the article…………………………….

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Texas Condominium & Homeowner Association Laws

Chapter 82       Uniform Condominium Act

Chapter 81        Condominiums Created Before Adoption of Uniform Condominium Act

Chapter 201      Restrictive Covenants Applicable to Certain Subdivisions

Chapter 202     Construction and Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants

Chapter 203      Enforcement of Land Use Restrictions in Certain Counties

Chapter 204      Powers of Property Owners’ Association Relating to Restrictive Covenants in Certain Subdivisions

Chapter 205      Restrictive Covenants Applicable to Revised Subdivisions in Certain Counties

Chapter 206      Extension of Restrictions Imposing Regular Assessments in Certain Subdivisions

Chapter 207      Disclosure of Information by Property Owners’ Associations

Chapter 208      Amendment and Termination of Restrictive Covenants in Historic Neighborhoods

Chapter 209      Texas Residential Property Owners Protection Act

Title 12               Texas Timeshare Act

 

Texas Condominium & Homeowner Association Resources

Community Associations Institute

Texas Community Association Advocates

 

Texas Condominium & Homeowner Association Blogs

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Texas HOA, COA & POA Law

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