Sharon Reuler periodically disseminates information that interests her about legislation and lawyering pertaining to common interest developments and their owners associations.

This Blog does not distinguish between "HOA" and "POA". Sharon uses both terms interchangeably to refer to condominium and single-family (subdivision) communities. HOA (homeowners association) is more widely used by the public. POA (property owners association) is becoming more popular for use in Texas because of the new (2018) legal specialty in "POA Law."

Sharon's passion for reporting on POA Bills during Texas' biennial legislative sessions is well known. It arises from Sharon's experience drafting and promoting TUCA, which was enacted in 1993, and the ill-fated proposed Texas Uniform Planned Community Act, which cratered in 2001. Sharon began reporting with the 2005 Session.

Having helped create the State certification for Texas attorneys who work with common interest developments, Sharon is a cheerleader for the new legal specialty of Property Owners Association Law. By the end of 2018 Texas will have its first "class" of lawyers certified as specialists in POA Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The opportunity for a Texas attorney to become Board certified occurs annually. Visit www.tbls.org for more information.

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