Real Estate Law

Have real estate law questions? Ask a real estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I live in texas in county, the adjoining county is Tarrant…

I live in texas...

I live in texas in parker county, the adjoining county is Tarrant County. We have an HOA with great governing documents that say that you can not run for a board position or vote if you are in non-compliance. The state law I believe Article 209 reads that they can not stop you from running for a board position or voting. The population in Parker County is about 300,000 and the adjoining county is 1.9 million. I believe that this Texas ruling only applies to large population like 2.8. We are concerned about several who are on the ballet for our HOA board. Can you help? We do not want these people elected

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a TX lawyer about this?

Yes....his name is***** and he agrees with me.

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Answered in 2 hours by:
3/16/2018
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 4,666
Experience: Experienced real estate lawyer and real estate broker.
Verified

No, the Texas state law preempts any regulation that the Hoa MAKES, so you are allowed to run for office regardless of your status. The HOA cannot block you from doing this.

Please rate five stars ***** by clicking on five stars ***** and press SEND.

A bonus is appreciated after you rate.

Good luck to you. I wish you all the best.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you

Please rate five stars ***** by clicking on five stars ***** and press SEND.

A bonus is appreciated after you rate.

Good luck to you. I wish you all the best.

WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 4,666
Experience: Experienced real estate lawyer and real estate broker.
Verified
WiseOwl58 and 87 other Real Estate Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a real estate lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask WiseOwl58 Your Own Question
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 4,666
4,666 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Experienced real estate lawyer and real estate broker.

WiseOwl58 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

12,142 satisfied customers

17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

8,377 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Ray

Ray

Lawyer

8,253 satisfied customers

Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

6,208 satisfied customers

I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.

Dimitry Esquire

Dimitry Esquire

Attorney

5,526 satisfied customers

JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

4,998 satisfied customers

Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,572 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including real estate law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Real Estate Law Questions
I live in a rural area HOA community and there is currently
Second opinion] Hello, I live in a rural area HOA community and there is currently some disagreement as to whether or not we fall under Texas law(###) ###-####and(###) ###-####-or- do we fall under th… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
8,554 satisfied customers
Although you say that Homeowners that are in non-compIiance
Although you say that Homeowners that are in non-compIiance can vote according to The State of Texas ....I just researched texas code(###) ###-####which says it pertains to populations of at least 2.8… read more
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
Lawyer
JD Honors Graduate
4,666 satisfied customers
We owners received a ballet to vote for 11 different items
We owners received a ballet to vote for 11 different items from hurricane repair to up-dating furniture and other areas. The problem is in the ballot which says that a "yes" or "no" vote for one item … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
Background & questions C****** Inc. ****position was expired
Background & questions C****** Inc. B****position was expired at *** 2017. Mr. *** **** was the only candidate for the open seat election slated on June 14, 2017. Due to lack of quorum for the Annual … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
Does the Texas Property code, chapter 209 (enacted 2012)
Does the Texas Property code, chapter 209 (enacted 2012) applicable to a Master Association? To be more specific, Our HOA (Summer Cove) has 3 Associations (1, A Condo Assoc. which was established in 1… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
8,253 satisfied customers
We have a tenant that was approved by the HOA. After moving
We have a tenant that was approved by the HOA. After moving in about 1 month he moved his common-law wife into the unit. When he informed us we we asked the board if she required to fill out an applic… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
13,400 satisfied customers
My Home Owners Association located in Missouri City Texas is
My Home Owners Association located in Missouri City Texas is utilizing an electronic sign to display information about the upcoming annual members meeting where we will vote on vacant board positions.… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
8,253 satisfied customers
I'm in an HOA established in 1975. The Articles of
I'm in an HOA established in 1975. The Articles of Incorporation state a quorum for annual meetings shall be a majority of the voting members. That's 51% of 310 or 156. In 1983 the bylaws were amended… read more
Asad Rahman
Asad Rahman
Attorney
J.D.
2,574 satisfied customers
Our HOA bylaws state 3 year term limits except initial board
Our HOA bylaws state 3 year term limits except for the initial board with staggered limits which was in 1973. One of our directors was elected in October of 2012 to a three year term. For some reason … read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
8,554 satisfied customers
Our HOA board has over the past months meet with homeowners
Our HOA board has over the past months meet with homeowners that could attend the meetings on , as the Board calls it rule "changes". The Board has stated that they are at the end of the rule changing… read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Doctoral Degree
18,099 satisfied customers
If a New Jersey HOA's governing documents are silent on the
If a New Jersey HOA's governing documents are silent on the issue of write-ins for annual trustee elections, are write-ins permitted? There are no published election rules other than what is in the go… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
4,998 satisfied customers
I am a member of a property owners association in a county
I am a member of a property owners association called Nueces River Ranch Property Owners Association in Zavala county, TX with a population less than 100,000. The POA was incorporated in the state of … read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Attorney
Juris Doctor
6,208 satisfied customers
I live in California and am a Board member of an HOA I would
I live in California and am a Board member of an HOA I would like to raise HOA fees to help pay for fences in our single family home community (42 homes). Is it legal… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,572 satisfied customers
I belong to the Property Owners Association of Terlingua Ranch
I belong to the Property Owners Association of Terlingua Ranch Inc. in the past 10 years the board has refused to allow us to vote against the fee changes in the beginning we were paying a per acre fe… read more
Seattle Scott
Seattle Scott
Private practice attorney
995 satisfied customers
We have an elected Advisory Board that reports to a HOA run
We have an elected Advisory Board that reports to a HOA run by our developer in Cypress Texas. Does the Advisory Board need to hold open meetings like the HOA rules dictate in the State of Texas? We s… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
4,998 satisfied customers
When voting for HOA board members is it legal to require you
When voting for HOA board members is it legal to require you sign your name to your ballet? Also, may the President of the board open all proxy ballets by themselves and bring them to the meeting open… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
8,253 satisfied customers
Can the board of HOA vote to keep someone in office if they
Can the board of HOA vote to keep someone in office if they were appointed and never elected?… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
4,998 satisfied customers
Inconsistency between certificate of formation and the
Inconsistency between certificate of formation and the bylaws of a Nonprofit Corporation (HOA). Section 22.103 of Business Organization Code, Chapter 22, Nonprofit Corporation (HOA) The Articles of In… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x