2015 Statutes: Promises and Pitfalls

The 2015 legislative session brought many changes, much of which provided good news for homeowners, discussed in greater detail below. I can’t name all who helped, but we received welcome and bi-partisan support from Senator Royce West, Representative Dwayne Bohac, and Governor Greg Abbott. Please thank them (their addresses are here) – and follow up with personal appeals to protect homeowner rights whenever they come to town. Rest assured, we will need the Legislature’s vigilance in sessions to come!

Here is an overview of 2015 statutes. Below, I discuss some of the more important new provisions — how some new laws may help — and pitfalls — how a few provisions make matters worse. Please do not forget my disclaimer. To submit comments or questions, or proposals for next legislative session, here is Contact Info.