New HOA Laws Go Into Effect Today

Several pieces of the REALTOR®-supported homeowners association reform laws passed by the Texas Legislature in 2021 take effect today, September 1. These changes bring more balance between the rights of property owners and their associations.

The 87th Texas Legislature passed these changes as Senate Bill 1588, which was authored by Sen. Bryan Hughes and Rep. Chris Turner. 

  • Fees are capped for subdivision information ($375), resale certificates ($75), and updated resale certificates ($75).
  • TREC will create a publicly accessible central database of Texas HOAs by December 1, 2021. HOAs that have filed management certificates in county records before December 1 are required to file with TREC by June 1, 2022...

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