Your Story Can Help Hold Texas HOAs More Accountable

Texas Reforms HOA Operations

Texas lawmakers passed legislation (Senate Bill 1588) in 2021 that will ensure HOA operations are transparent and resident-friendly, and provide an appropriate balance between private-property rights and agreed-upon community standards.

Texans agree that these changes are needed — view the poll results

Here’s what the bill does:

  • Limits fees for resale certificates
  • Creates a central database of Texas homeowners’ associations
  • Requires HOAs to maintain a website with management certificates and meeting information and notification
  • Protects property owners from negative credit reporting when a fine or fee is under dispute
  • Prevents some conflicts of interest within their governing boards
  • Provides better due process in dispute resolution
  • Protects owners’ and tenants’ private information by specifying HOAs may not require access to lease agreements
  • Requires an association to solicit bids for any contract for services over $50,000
  • Provides enforcement mechanism for dedicatory instruments and management certificates
  • Bars an HOA from prohibiting certain pool safety enclosures
  • Bars an HOA from prohibiting the installation of security measures on an owner’s private property
  • Bars an HOA from prohibiting religious displays
  • Provides additional legal avenues when seeking resolutions from a dispute with a HOA

We want to hear your HOA story!

Texas lawmakers made several HOA reforms in 2021, but there’s still work to be done. Your story can help hold HOAs more accountable

Texans Deserve Accountable HOAs

It's just common sense

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