My friend Mark Fuller has written a great post on some of the new legislation regarding HOA's. If you belong to an HOA, please check this post out for your new and improved rights!
Please leave any comments on Mark's original post as he's the genius behind the blog!
If you live in a neighborhood governed by a homeowners association (HOA) there are a few recent legislative changes you should know about.
One of the biggest changes to the law is that in order for an HOA to enforce any bylaw or rule against an owner, those governing documents must be recorded with the county. If they are not recorded with the county, the HOA rules cannot be enforced against an owner.
Additionally, an HOA can no longer wholly prevent a homeowner from doing the following:
1. Installing a solar-energy device on the property
2. Installing and using rain-harvesting devices
3. Displaying certain religious items on the entry of the property
4. Installing roof shingles that are wind and/or hail resistant, energy efficient, or solar generating
5. Flying the US, Texas, or a branch of the US armed forces flag.
While property owners now enjoy these rights, homeowners associations do have discretion to place certain requirements on the size and aesthetics of these items.
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