Pearland, TX asked in Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: Deed Restriction "Domestic Livestock for Personal use only"

I am about to purchase a home with 15 acres of land. The deed restrictions says "Domestic Livestock for Personal use only". There is nothing says about how many heads per acre or poultry or any type of animals not allowed.

Can I still raise Chicken / Deck ?

Can I sell eggs ?

Looking for some guideline.

Thank You

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1 Lawyer Answer
Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I don't know that there's any fixed amount, if it's not contained in the deed restrictions. You might want to check with the homeowners' association and see how they've been handling it. They may have rules and an enforcement history that address the issue.

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