2019 Texas Statutes
Property Code
Title 4 - Actions and Remedies
Chapter 29 - Forced Sale of Owner's Interest in Certain Real Property as Reimbursement for Property Taxes Paid by Co-Owner on Owner's Behalf
Section 29.003. Hearing on Petition for Forced Sale

Universal Citation: TX Prop § 29.003 (2019)

Sec. 29.003. HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORCED SALE. At a hearing on a petition filed under Section 29.002, the petitioner must prove by clear and convincing evidence that:

(1) the petitioner has paid the defendant's share of ad valorem taxes imposed on the property that is the subject of the petition for any three years in a five-year period or, in the case of a nonprofit organization, the petitioner has paid the defendant's share of ad valorem taxes imposed on the property that is the subject of the petition for any two years in a three-year period;

(2) before the date on which the petition was filed the petitioner made a demand that the defendant reimburse the petitioner for the amount of the defendant's share of ad valorem taxes imposed on the property paid by the petitioner; and

(3) the defendant has not reimbursed the petitioner more than half of the amount of money the petitioner paid on the defendant's behalf for the defendant's share of ad valorem taxes imposed on the property.

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 981, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 28, 1995. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 891, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

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