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Taking a look at property owner’s association documents

On Behalf of | Jan 22, 2022 | HOA Law |

Whether you recently bought a residence and want to take a look at property owner’s association (POA) documents or you run a POA, it is essential to understand various types of POA documents and carefully review them when necessary. Understanding these documents is essential concerning protecting your rights and handling a dispute if a disagreement comes up.

Even though many people in Texas refer to these organizations as homeowner’s associations, the Texas State Law Library reports that the legal term used in this state is property owner’s association.

Different property owner’s association documents

The State Law Library covers some of the key documents associated with property owner’s associations. For example, subdivision plats outline common areas, lot locations and easements, while bylaws lay out how associations are managed (elections, meetings, etc.).

A declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions outlines the duties and rights of homeowners as well as the property owner’s association concerning maintenance, construction and the use of the property. Moreover, associations submit articles of incorporation documents to the Secretary of State to make the POA a legal entity.

Drafting and reviewing property owner’s association documents

Whether you need to draft or sign POA documents, it is pivotal to carefully analyze all details and make sure that you clearly understand the terms before signing your name. Clear up any areas of confusion, make sure you protect your rights and address any concerns you have, especially since this can reduce the likelihood of a dispute or other consequences arising at a later point.