Texas Property Code 207.006 states as follows: “A property owners’ association shall make dedicatory instruments relating to the association or subdivision and filed in the county deed records available on a website if the association has, or a management company on behalf of the association maintains, a publicly accessible website.”
Why do they have a choice? If a subdivision has the power to take away your home, it should be required to place all its governing documents on the Internet. Condos too – but condominium owners have even less protection on-line. Homeowners deserve ready access to this basic information.
In fact, both subdivisions (in Property Code 207.003) and condominiums (in Property Code 82.057) must provide even more information in resale certificates. Most of this information has nothing to do with an individual property. All of that information could easily be put on the Internet. Then it would be easier for buyers to learn about potential purchases, and resale certificates could cost far less.
But associations don’t need to wait. Ask your association to get this information on the Internet – and while they’re at it, how about posting agendas and minutes of meetings.