Yearly Archives: 2015

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10th February 2015

The 2015 Texas HOA Legislation Report

THE 2015 TEXAS HOA LEGISLATION REPORT (2-22-2015) With only three weeks left before the expiration of the deadline to file bills for the 2015 Texas legislative session, there are only a few bills that have been filed to date concerning HOA laws.  The following is a brief summary of such filed bills, as currently drafted: House Bill 262 would limit the liability of a property owner, such as a homeowners association, that allows its property to be used as a community garden.  HB 262 defines a “community garden” as land gardened by a cooperative group of people residing in a neighborhood [...]

14th January 2015

What Every New (and Experienced) Board Member Needs to Do to Manage Their HOA in Compliance With Texas Law.

What Every New (and Experienced) Board Member Needs to Do to Manage Their HOA in Compliance With Texas Law. The Foundation for Community Association Research estimates that there are at least 18,600 “Homeowners Associations” (or “HOAs” for short)[1] in the State of Texas, and that the total value of all homes that are governed by a Texas HOA is $264 billion, the total amount of annual assessments paid by Texas homeowners is $3.6 billion, and the total amount of annual reserve fund contributions paid by such homeowners is $1.13 billion.[2] Suffice it to say, the operation of Texas HOAs is a billion [...]