the sale or rental of a single-family house sold or rented by the owner if:
the owner does not:
own more than three single-family houses at any one time; or
own any interest in, nor is there owned or reserved on the person’s behalf, under any express or voluntary agreement, title to or any right to any part of the proceeds from the sale or rental of more than three single-family houses at any one time; and
the house is sold or rented without:
the use of the sales or rental facilities or services of a broker, agent, or salesperson licensed under Chapter 1101 (Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents), Occupations Code, or of an employee or agent of a licensed broker, agent, or salesperson, or the facilities or services of the owner of a dwelling designed or intended for occupancy by five or more families; or
the publication, posting, or mailing of a notice, statement, or advertisement prohibited by Section 301.022 (Publication); or
the sale or rental of the rooms or units in a dwelling containing living quarters occupied by or intended to be occupied by not more than four families living independently of each other, if the owner maintains and occupies one of the living quarters as the owner’s residence.
The exemption in Subsection (a)(1) applies only to one sale or rental in a 24-month period if the owner was not the most recent resident of the house at the time of the sale or rental.Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 40, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 14A.810, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.