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Property Owners Associations

This legal research guide provides information on homeowners associations in Texas, including links to relevant statutes, practice aids, and information in “plain English.”

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Property Owners Associations

Many homes in Texas are located in subdivisions that are governed or managed by a homeowners association, or property owners association, as they are referred to in the state statutes. Property owners associations are granted certain powers under Texas state law. The information on this page will provide you with an overview of the legal powers and duties of property owners associations and your rights and responsibilities when dealing with them.

Texas Law

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas Property Code that govern property owners associations and issues related to property owners associations. All of Title 11 of the Property Code concerns property owners associations, but below are the chapters that we refer patrons to most frequently. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to look at the “plain English” resources on this page or speak to an attorney.

Explained in "Plain English"

Because Texas law may not be easy to understand, below you'll find a collection of resources that help to explain the law in "plain English."

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Legal Research Guides from the Texas State Law Library

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The information provided on this page has been prepared for general information purposes only and should not be construed as, nor substituted for, legal advice. It is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney for advice specific to your fact situation. Your local bar association or the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Information Service (1-800-252-9690) can assist you with locating an attorney.

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