Sealy, TX asked in Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: HOA

I live in an HOA community in Texas. I had a phone argument with the property manager over some issues with the rules and board members not having to follow them. She told the HOA board about it. I overheard a board member telling party guests (many of whom were neighbors) about what happened between the property manager and I. I thought that stuff was confidential?

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A: Sorry to hear your trouble.

Unfortunately, not many relationships or conversations in life are confidential. The conversation between you and the HOA or any of its employees or members is NOT in confidence. For a list of conversations that are protected by law you can look at the Texas laws of confidentiality. They include Spouse to Spouse, Client-Lawyer, Priest ( or other clergy) & parishner, and other relationships and conversations that are made confidential by agreement or contract, such as a "non-disclosure agreement "NDA."

On another note, if you have problems with your HOA or it's members, you should put that in writing and send it Certified Mail so it will be official and will be dealt with.

If you want to go further with the problem, I represent people against HOAs and there are other attorneys that do so also. Good Luck!

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