Deed Restrictions of BOCA Subdivisions
copies of certain sets of recorded restrictive covenants ("restrictions")
for various subdivisions within Boulevard Oaks are provided as examples and
merely as a convenient starting point; they should not be relied upon as being
complete or up to date. They may not apply to your specific home. The Boulevard
Oaks Civic Association ("BOCA") has not looked for any updates or
modifications, and there may well be additional restrictions in place now since
these were gathered several years ago. By providing these copies as a starting
point, neither BOCA nor any officer, director, representative or agent, nor
anyone else, makes any express or implied representation, or warranty to you
or any potential architect, lessee, tenant or builder that these copies are
effective or current restrictions, that they apply to your specific house and
lot, or that they are the only restrictions which may apply to your lot and
Besides restrictions, Houston has its own separate ordinances and codes prohibiting certain uses of properties. Prevailing setback, prevailing lot size and other restrictions may exist in addition to restrictions placed on lots by recorded deeds or restrictive covenant agreements. It is your sole responsibility to procure, or have a title company procure, current restrictions and other instruments that may encumber the use of your property from the Harris County real property records at your own expense. You should request a title company to run a title search to secure more recent restrictions. Do not engage any architect, engineer or builder or start any new construction, remodeling or any other improvements until you have made (or had a title company make) a formal search of all recorded matters that may affect your right to use the property. If you or your agent fail to make a formal, current search to update the information provided, and it is later determined that additional restrictions of which you were unaware apply and were violated, you are likely to be enjoined and could even be forced to tear down improvements that violate applicable restrictions at your sole cost and expense and to pay your neighbors' attorneys' fees for correcting the violation.
BOCA is not qualified to
interpret restrictions. You should seek the advice of an attorney before remodeling,
replacing or building any new structure or improvements. Again, before building
or taking bids on construction, determine whether plans must be approved by
your subdivision's Architectural Control Committee or similar committee, which
may be required by your restrictions.
Dated April 15, 2005.
are in Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf). To read these files you will need Acrobat
reader that can be downloaded for free (see below).
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