Local Gov't Code Section 232.038
Suit by Private Person in Economically Distressed Area
(a)Except as provided by Subsection (b), a person who has purchased or is purchasing a lot after July 1, 1995, in a subdivision for residential purposes that does not have water and sewer services as required by this subchapter and is located in an economically distressed area, as defined by Section 17.921 (Definitions), Water Code, from a subdivider, may bring suit in the district court in which the property is located or in a district court in Travis County to:
(1)declare the sale of the property void, require the subdivider to return the purchase price of the property, and recover from the subdivider:
(A)the market value of any permanent improvements the person placed on the property;
(B)actual expenses incurred as a direct result of the failure to provide adequate water and sewer facilities;
(C)court costs; and
(D)reasonable attorney’s fees; or
(2)enjoin a violation or threatened violation of Section 232.032 (Services Provided by Subdivider), require the subdivider to plat or replat under Section 232.040 (Replatting), and recover from the subdivider:
(A)actual expenses incurred as a direct result of the failure to provide adequate water and sewer facilities;
(B)court costs; and
(C)reasonable attorney’s fees.
(b)If the lot is located in a county defined under Section 232.022 (Applicability)(a)(2), a person may only bring suit under Subsection (a) if the person purchased or is purchasing the lot after September 1, 2005.
Section 232.038 — Suit by Private Person in Economically Distressed Area,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.232.htm#232.038 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).