Texas Property Code

Sec. § 209.007
Hearing Before Board; Alternative Dispute Resolution


(a)

If the owner is entitled to an opportunity to cure the violation, the owner has the right to submit a written request for a hearing to discuss and verify facts and resolve the matter in issue before a committee appointed by the board of the property owners’ association or before the board if the board does not appoint a committee.

(b)

If a hearing is to be held before a committee, the notice prescribed by Section 209.006 (Notice Required Before Enforcement Action) must state that the owner has the right to appeal the committee’s decision to the board by written notice to the board.

(c)

The association shall hold a hearing under this section not later than the 30th day after the date the board receives the owner’s request for a hearing and shall notify the owner of the date, time, and place of the hearing not later than the 10th day before the date of the hearing. The board or the owner may request a postponement, and, if requested, a postponement shall be granted for a period of not more than 10 days. Additional postponements may be granted by agreement of the parties. The owner or the association may make an audio recording of the meeting.

(d)

The notice and hearing provisions of Section 209.006 (Notice Required Before Enforcement Action) and this section do not apply if the association files a suit seeking a temporary restraining order or temporary injunctive relief or files a suit that includes foreclosure as a cause of action. If a suit is filed relating to a matter to which those sections apply, a party to the suit may file a motion to compel mediation. The notice and hearing provisions of Section 209.006 (Notice Required Before Enforcement Action) and this section do not apply to a temporary suspension of a person’s right to use common areas if the temporary suspension is the result of a violation that occurred in a common area and involved a significant and immediate risk of harm to others in the subdivision. The temporary suspension is effective until the board makes a final determination on the suspension action after following the procedures prescribed by this section.

(e)

An owner or property owners’ association may use alternative dispute resolution services.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 926, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2002.
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