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The Costly Risks of Short-Term Rentals

Earlier this month, a San Antonio court of appeals ruled in favor of a homeowners association that sued a homeowner who had rented his home out on several short-term leases after advertising online even though his deed prohibited anything but residential use of the home. This victory calls into question the legality of all Texas […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaEarlier this month, a San Antonio court of appeals ruled in favor of a homeowners association that sued a homeowner who had rented his home out on several short-term leases after advertising online even though his deed prohibited anything but residential use of the home. This victory calls into question the legality of all Texas short-term rentals when the leasing takes place in a deed-restricted residential community.

This could mean people in Houston hoping to rent out their homes through a service like Airbnb or on their own for the Super Bowl could face injunctions from courts if requested by homeowner associations, condo associations, or even neighbors who go to court.

We talk with Mia Lorick and Frank Carroll from the law firm of Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey, PC

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