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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: Do I have to pay on a residential lot the past due HOA dues that were prior to me inheriting the property?

I have inherited a residential lot in Corpus Christi, TX about 8 years ago. I am now being brought to collections for HOA dues and late fees that were outstanding before I acquired the property. At the time of title, there were no lien holders on the property. Am I liable for this? Thanks.

Benjamin E. Golden
Benjamin E. Golden answered on Sep 14, 2015

This is a complicated issue that should be handled by an attorney who is familiar with HOA law. There are many potential facts that the answer to your question depends upon. When you say there were no lien holders, do you mean that the HOA had not recorded an affidavit claiming delinquent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: Does a text message serve as a 3 day notice in the state of Texas?
Benjamin E. Golden
Benjamin E. Golden answered on Sep 14, 2015

Assuming you are entitled to 3 days notice because a shorter period is not set forth in a written lease or agreement, before a landlord may file an eviction in Texas, it must provide a written notice that is delivered in person to tenant, left with someone 16 or over at the premises, affixed to the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Texas on
Q: Me and my brother are heirs to my parents house. He does not want anything. What happens


Benjamin E. Golden
Benjamin E. Golden answered on Sep 14, 2015

You will need some type of probate proceeding. This can include probating the will, a muniment of title if the house is the only assest, an heirship proceeding if there is no will, or perhaps an affidavit of heirship, if appropriate. Your brother, in conjunction with the appropriate procedure for... Read more »

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