There are more than 30,000 homeowner associations in Texas. Starting January first, they will fall under a new set of laws that put some limits on their power.
Some associations have been accused of moving to swiftly to foreclose on a member’s homes simply for missing annual dues. Under the new laws, associations must now get a court order before foreclosing and notices have to be sent out.
"The purpose of these new laws is to tip the balance of fairness back in favor of homeowners and provide homeowners associations more rigorous rules they have to abide by", said Attorney Clint David.