Homeowners to be better protected under legislation by Rep. Canales that is approved by House committee
By DAVID A. DÍAZ, My Harlingen News
Legislation filed by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, would help protect thousands of Texans who purchase their homes through contracts for deed from losing their investments. Contracts for deed oftentimes are used when traditional financing is not available.
Rep. Armando Walle, D-Houston, is a joint author of the measure, known as House Bill 2091.
The House Committee on Business and Industry on Thursday, April 11, unanimously approved HB 2091. HB 2091 is awaiting action by the House Committee on Calendars, which decides which major bills are scheduled for debate and vote by the full House of Representatives.
HB 2091 would automatically require contracts for deed to convey (transfer) the title to the homebuyer, and would encourage these contracts to be legally recorded, which establishes ownership of the residence.