You Need Texas Contracts
• Texas Property Code § 53.255 requires that contractors deliver a 2-page disclosure
statement before the contract is signed.
• Sunset of the TRCCA requires changes in your residential contracts. The statutory TRCCA
warranty is now optional. Notices and disclosures required by former § 420.001 (registration),
§ 420.002 (registration number), § 420.003 (arbitration) and dispute resolution (§ 426) are now
obsolete. But the Right to Repair Notice in Texas Property Code § 27.007 must now appear in your
contracts because the exemption in Texas Property Code § 27.007(c) no longer applies.
• Texas Property Code § 41.007(a) requires a notice in contracts for building or
remodeling a residential property that qualifies as a homestead. Failure to include
this notice constitutes a false, misleading, or deceptive act or practice under
§ 17.46 of the Texas Business and Commerce Code. The penalty is treble the amount
of actual damages plus attorney fees plus costs and prejudgment interest on actual
• The Residential Construction Liability Act (Texas Property Code § 27.001 to 27.007)
gives an owner the right to recover $500 from a contractor if the contract omits