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09.13.19 •  What type of notice is required before a fine?

We are frequently asked by our clients about what type of notice is required prior to fining an owner. The Texas Property Code governs this issue.  Section 209 of the Texas Property Code states that a property owners association may not take action against an owner unless they first receive notice and opportunity to cure. Below is an outline of Section 209.006 of the Texas Property Code.  If you are a board member or manage a property owners association, please contact our office with any questions. A Notice Letter is Not Required if- Suit to collect assessment or foreclose; Notice… >>READ MORE

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09.06.19 •  Flags in Property Owners Associations.

We are frequently asked by our clients when about whether they must allow owners within their communities to have flags. The Texas Property Code governs this issue.  Section 202 of the Texas Property Code states that a property owners association may not restrict or prohibit an owner from flying a United States, Texas, or United States Armed Forces flag. A property owners association may restrict and require the following related to flags flown within the Association:     1) US flag be displayed in accordance with Federal Law 2) Texas flag be displayed in accordance with State Law. 3) Flagpole…

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08.23.19 •  The Difference Between a General, Special, and Individual Assessment

Assessments levied by Residential Subdivisions, commonly known as "Homeowners Associations" and condominium Associations often fall into one of three categories: 1) General Assessments 2) Special Assessments 3) Individual Assessments One should take care when levying an assessment that the proper type of assessment is levied and the proper steps are taken prior to collecting on that assessment if it goes unpaid by the homeowner. General Assessments are Assessments levied by an Association on a regular basis that are applied uniformly against all owners.  They may be levied on a monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, or annual basis.  These are by far the most…

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08.09.19 •  What are the Legal Requirements Prior to Fining a Condominium Owner?

Our firm represents a number of condominium Associations.  Frequently, they wish to impose a fine against a unit owner within the Association for violating rules and regulations. Section 82.102 of the Texas Property Code governs these requirements. Prior to the Association charging a unit owner for property damage for which the owner is liable or before levying a fine against an owner for a violation of the dedicatory instruments of the Association, the Association must take the following steps: 1) Send the owner a written notice, that includes the below information; 2) Describes the violation or property damage; 3) States…

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08.05.19 •  Foreclosure Sales- August 6, 2019

Below is a list of all properties that have been posted by our firm for the August 6, 2019 foreclosure sales. This list is only current as of today's date and time of posting and is subject to change at any time prior to sale. Should you be interested in any property or properties we highly encourage you to attend the sales. Should you have any questions regarding any of the properties below, please do not contact our office. All properties will be sold as-is, for cash or cashier's check. We will not accept personal checks at the foreclosure sales.…

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