Tex. Prop. Code Section 5.073
Contract Terms, Certain Waivers Prohibited


(a)

A seller may not include as a term of the executory contract a provision that:

(1)

imposes an additional late-payment fee that exceeds the lesser of:

(A)

eight percent of the monthly payment under the contract; or

(B)

the actual administrative cost of processing the late payment;

(2)

prohibits the purchaser from pledging the purchaser’s interest in the property as security to obtain a loan to place improvements, including utility improvements or fire protection improvements, on the property;

(3)

imposes a prepayment penalty or any similar fee if the purchaser elects to pay the entire amount due under the contract before the scheduled payment date under the contract;

(4)

forfeits an option fee or other option payment paid under the contract for a late payment; or

(5)

increases the purchase price, imposes a fee or charge of any type, or otherwise penalizes a purchaser leasing property with an option to buy the property for requesting repairs or exercising any other right under Chapter 92 (Residential Tenancies).

(b)

A provision of the executory contract that purports to waive a right or exempt a party from a liability or duty under this subchapter is void.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 994, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Renumbered from Property Code Sec. 5.096 and amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 693, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 978 (H.B. 1823), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2005.

Source: Section 5.073 — Contract Terms, Certain Waivers Prohibited, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/PR/htm/PR.­5.­htm#5.­073 (accessed Apr. 13, 2024).

5.001
Fee Simple
5.002
Failing as a Conveyance
5.003
Partial Conveyance
5.004
Conveyance by Authorized Officer
5.005
Aliens
5.006
Attorney’s Fees in Breach of Restrictive Covenant Action
5.007
Vendor and Purchaser Risk Act
5.008
Seller’s Disclosure of Property Condition
5.009
Duties of Life Tenant
5.010
Notice of Additional Tax Liability
5.011
Seller’s Disclosure Regarding Potential Annexation
5.012
Notice of Obligations Related to Membership in Property Owners’ Association
5.013
Seller’s Disclosure of Location of Conditions Under Surface of Unimproved Real Property
5.014
Notice of Obligations Related to Public Improvement District
5.015
Prohibited Fees
5.016
Conveyance of Residential Property Encumbered by Lien
5.019
Notice of Water Level Fluctuations
5.020
Easements Restricting Possession of Firearms or Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited
5.021
Instrument of Conveyance
5.022
Form
5.023
Implied Covenants
5.024
Encumbrances
5.025
Wood Shingle Roof
5.026
Discriminatory Provisions
5.027
Correction Instruments: Generally
5.028
Correction Instruments: Nonmaterial Corrections
5.029
Correction Instruments: Material Corrections
5.030
Correction Instrument: Effect
5.041
Future Estates
5.042
Abolition of Common-law Rules
5.043
Reformation of Interests Violating Rule Against Perpetuities
5.061
Definition
5.062
Applicability
5.063
Notice
5.064
Seller’s Remedies on Default
5.065
Right to Cure Default
5.066
Equity Protection
5.067
Placement of Lien for Utility Service
5.068
Foreign Language Requirement
5.069
Seller’s Disclosure of Property Condition
5.070
Seller’s Disclosure of Tax Payments and Insurance Coverage
5.071
Seller’s Disclosure of Financing Terms
5.072
Oral Agreements Prohibited
5.073
Contract Terms, Certain Waivers Prohibited
5.074
Purchaser’s Right to Cancel Contract Without Cause
5.076
Recording Requirements
5.077
Annual Accounting Statement
5.078
Disposition of Insurance Proceeds
5.079
Title Transfer
5.080
Liability for Disclosures
5.081
Right to Convert Contract
5.082
Request for Balance and Trustee
5.083
Right to Cancel Contract for Improper Platting
5.084
Right to Deduct
5.085
Fee Simple Title Required
5.087
Additional Provisions: Certain Counties
5.0141
Notice Required Before Contract Execution
5.0142
Purchaser Signature Required
5.0143
Recording of Notice at Closing
5.0144
Reliance on Filed Service Plan
5.0145
Suits for Damages
5.151
Disclosure in Offer to Purchase Mineral Interest
5.152
Certain Purchases of Mineral or Royalty Interests Void
5.201
Definitions
5.202
Certain Private Transfer Fee Obligations Void
5.203
Notice Requirements for Continuation of Existing Private Transfer Fee Obligations
5.204
Additional Compliance Requirement: Timely Acceptance of Fees Paid Under Existing Private Transfer Fee Obligations
5.0205
Equitable Interest Disclosure
5.205
Disclosure of Existing Transfer Fee Obligation Required in Contract for Sale
5.206
Waiver Void
5.207
Injunctive or Declaratory Relief
5.0261
Removal of Discriminatory Provision from Recorded Conveyance Instrument
5.0621
Construction with Other Law
5.0622
Additional Applicability: Certain Counties

Accessed:
Apr. 13, 2024

§ 5.073’s source at texas​.gov