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Neighbor Law

A guide discussing issues that may arise between neighbors on topics such as fencing, trees and noise.

Water Damage

Water Damage on Real Property

When an owner makes changes to their property, it can sometimes have an effect on the natural flow of surface water. A change in the natural flow could cause water damage to a neighbor's property. Under Texas law, property owners could be held responsible for damage to neighboring property due to a diversion of surface water.

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas law related to water damage of real property. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, please see the Understanding the Law resources below for a "plain English" explanation of these laws.

Texas Law

Understanding the Law

E-books at the Texas State Law Library

You can borrow the e-books below with your library account. Don't have a library account? Texas residents can register for a library account online! Learn more about how to register online.

Books at the Texas State Law Library

These print books are not available online. They are available at the Texas State Law Library in Austin. If you can't visit the library in person, these books might be available at a law library near you or a public library near you.