Property Owners Association Law
Residential – Commercial – Mixed Use
Property Owners Association (“POA”) law is a core practice area for Daughtry & Farine, P.C., and we take great pride in delivering the highest quality of legal representation to our clients. We provide a full-service approach to associations in order to achieve the ultimate goal of protecting and enhancing property values.
Our practice encompasses single-family developments as well as condominiums and commercial owners associations. We possess an in-depth knowledge of the Texas Residential Property Owners Protection Act, Condominium Act, and the Texas Uniform Condominium Act. As property owners associations are typically non-profit corporations, we are also well versed in the applicable provisions of the Texas Business Organizations Code which pertain to our clients’ entities.
While enforcing restrictions against neighbors is an unfortunate reality, we have found the likelihood of reaching an amicable resolution with a homeowner, whether for the collection of delinquent maintenance assessments or deed restriction enforcement, is significantly higher if he or she deals with one of our attorneys or one of our highly experienced paralegals.
Our goal is to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations at every turn. In furtherance of reaching that goal, we stress fostering an open and informed line of communication to ensure our clients are always up to date on the status of their association. In addition, we offer our clients an attorney’s attendance at a one-hour executive session of the Board of Directors each year, at no charge to the association. Another important aspect of our practice is that, aside from board governance issues involving groups of property owners, we generally refuse to represent individual property owners in disputes against their association.
The following are a few services we provide
- Assessment collection
- Deed Restriction enforcement
- Condominium maintenance and insurance disputes
- Legal opinions
- Drafting and amending all governing documents
- Assistance at board meetings and membership meetings
- Review and draft contracts
- Developer Representation
- Architectural control assistance, including drafting Guidelines
- Title searches
- Legislative updates
- General advice and counsel