Any homeowner in the subdivision has standing to enforce the deed restrictions.
You can hire an attorney to secure a permanent injunction against your neighbors for violating the restrictive convenants and seeking a money judgment for any damages caused to your property by the hogs....Read more »
We received a consent to encroach from City of Houston where they authorized building the pool. We ran into a gas line while digging, and Center Point Energy is claiming we cannot encroach on the easement and need to fill the hole in our backyard, otherwise they will file "unauthorized... Read more »
The park where you have your trailer has rules and regulations. I'm sure when you first started staying there, you signed some kind of agreement or lease. That document will tell you all the rules and requirements that you must abide. Take a look and see what it says about the need for a skirt...Read more »
The best way to handle this issue is to try to talk it out with your neighbor before the fence goes up. It would be great if you had a survey that shows the lines, etc. If that will not help, then you may need to file for an injunction in Court to prevent the fence from going up. I'm not sure...Read more »
In Texas, the mineral estate is the dominant estate. That means that the mineral owner and the oil company have the right to make all reasonable uses of the surface for exploration, drilling and production of oil and gas.
The Texas Railroad Commission, the state agency which regulates oil...Read more »
Absolutely! The deed, when filed with the County Clerk, is the first and only proof of your "title" to the land. The whole idea of having Title to land is that Title grants you status. That status gives you all the rights of ownership to the land. Most importantly it gives you the right...Read more »
Usually the easiest way to obtain abandoned property is a Tax Sale, so check on its tax status in your County. But you will also need a TX attorney to search the title and determine ownership, easements, etc.
An HOA's restrictions include a prohibition on any fences being "forward of the front wall of the house." It does not contain any further language pertaining to fences or front yards, besides a brief requirement on what materials fences can be made from.
The rules against a fence forward from the front of the house is usually made to protect people from crashing as they exit their driveway. I think the best way to handle your issue and question, is to use a "see through" fence in the front of the house. If there is a direct conflict with...Read more »
If you already own the land, you already have a deed which covers everything that is permanently attached to the land, or that becomes permanently attached to the land; this would include a house (assuming it's not on wheels). If you're buying the land, then yes, you'll need a deed,...Read more »
I purchased a vacant lot that has a water meter on it. I'll call my property lot 1. That water meter was listed with the city for both lots 1 and lot 2 since the previous owner owned both lots, the water meter is physically on my property. However lots 1&2 are now owned by different people... Read more »
It sounds like you have a trespass claim against your neighbor, and damages from any unrepaired trench on the property, as well as the cost of providing water to your neighbor, and possibly for the cost of installing a new water line and meter. Depending on the circumstances and expense, there may...Read more »
I would first suggest that you talk to your neighbor, who has the offending light. This may save you lots of time, trouble, and it is the right thing to do. . . if possible. I would like a more complete description of the light, the timing of it and other relative details, like whether...Read more »
The previous homeowner passed 4 years ago and the home has remained empty. The next of kin have shown no interest in the property. Can a neighbor care for the property (agricultural and house) and become the owner using an adverse possession claim?
Aunt wants me evicted. Mom wants me to stay. I cannot upgrade septic for house I own (no land payment agreement from deceased grandmother) or move mobile home onto same acreage without aunt's signature or do anything at all without causing a fuss. What do I do? Its a Ladybird will with no... Read more »
The property owners (your mother and aunt) both have rights to use the property, which include the right to lease it out. If there's a written lease, that will govern who can evict you and why. If there's not, you're a month to month tenant, and the oral lease agreement can be...Read more »
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week, and it sounds like you are under pressure to make a decision. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but you could repost your question under the Landlord-Tenant category. You'd have better chances of a...Read more »
My neighbor has a driveway with access to part of my land which they let me use anytime I want, but I want to make them a cash offer so that it gets permanently written into the city land records that these two properties equally share the driveway no matter who owns the properties. That way if I... Read more »
I have severe erosion under my rear fence which is the subdivision perimeter. The subdivision was developed 20 years ago and done with improper terracing around the sudivision. I built my house in 2005 through a home builder that bought lots within the subdivision. Of course, when we purchased our... Read more »
Sorry, the original developer isn't going to be responsible for something happening 20 years after they finished the development. The HOA may or may not be responsible - review the deed restrictions to determine their authority and responsibilities. It could be that this is something the...Read more »
I dont understand this the more I send to clear title on mortgage loan the boa sends to clerks to submit against me and there adding to what is already documented! Bexar County Clerks are allowing add ons and extension, refinance documents to be added to records already there. How is this happening... Read more »
It appears that you need a competent Texas attorney to conduct a title search. Then with your belated Release, he should be able to discern how to properly clear your Title. The Release probably only affects some of your recorded instruments, and you may need more Releases.
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