Tex. Prop. Code Section 215.009
Restrictive Covenants


A property owners’ association may enforce its restrictive covenants as follows:


by exercising discretionary authority relating to a restrictive covenant unless a court has determined by a preponderance of the evidence that the exercise of discretionary authority was arbitrary, capricious, or discriminatory; and


by initiating, defending, or intervening in litigation or an administrative proceeding affecting the enforcement of a restrictive covenant or the protection, preservation, or operation of property subject to the association’s dedicatory instruments.


If the association prevails in an action to enforce restrictive covenants, the association may recover reasonable attorney’s fees and costs incurred.


An association may use self-help to enforce its restrictive covenants against a residential or commercial property owner as necessary to prevent immediate harm to a person or property, or as otherwise reasonable. If a property owner commits a subsequent repeat violation of the restrictive covenants within 12 months of the initial violation, the association is not required to provide the property owner with advance notice before the association implements self-help.


For purposes of Subsection (c), an advance, annual notice of maintenance requirements is considered notice to the extent notice is required.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1167 (H.B. 2869), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.

Source: Section 215.009 — Restrictive Covenants, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/PR/htm/PR.­215.­htm#215.­009 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

§ 215.009’s source at texas​.gov