Texas Occupations Code

Sec. § 1201.2076
Conversion From Real Property to Personal Property


The department may not issue a statement of ownership for a manufactured home that is being converted from real property to personal property until the department has inspected the home and determined that it is habitable and:


each lien, including a tax lien, on the home is released by the lienholder; or


each lienholder, including a taxing unit, gives written consent, to be placed on file with the department.


Notwithstanding Subsection (a), the department may not require an inspection for habitability before issuing a statement of ownership with respect to a manufactured home if the home is being sold to or ownership is otherwise being transferred to a retailer. The department remains subject to the other requirements of Subsection (a).


For the purposes of Subsection (a)(1), the department may rely on a commitment for title insurance, a title insurance policy, or a lawyer’s title opinion to determine that any liens on real property have been released.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1284 (H.B. 2438), Sec. 14, eff. June 18, 2005.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 863 (H.B. 1460), Sec. 27, eff. January 1, 2008.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 46 (H.B. 1510), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 408 (H.B. 2019), Sec. 34, eff. September 1, 2017.

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