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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.”

General Information

Property Owners Associations

Many homes in Texas are located in subdivisions that are governed or managed by a homeowners' association, condominium 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."

Owner Association Foreclosures

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Books at the Texas State Law Library

Below are some print books and e-books that may provide further guidance. If you can't visit the Texas State Law Library in Austin, these books might be available at a law library near you or a public library near you.