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Deed Restrictions

The original deed restrictions are provided as a courtesy to our neighbors.  There have been amendments filed over the years, so it is up to each neighbor to research any changes to their deed restrictions. Deed restrictions and amendments may be found at the Harris County Courthouse.

Deed restrictions protect all of the subdivisions in our BPHA area. While they vary in some details, all of them specify that the property be used only for single family residences. This provision prohibits the leasing of garage apartments originally built for servants or members of the family. It prohibits the operation of any kind of business from a residence.

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Disclaimer

Provided in the following attachments are copies of the BPHA deed restrictions by area. This information came from other sources that are generally available to the public. Braeswood Place Homeowners Association, its agents and officers make no guarantee as to their accuracy and application. Therefore, you should consult your attorney to review the restrictions and their application to the property in question. Furthermore, there are City of Houston and other regulatory ordinances that do affect the use of your property. Consult with your attorney and/or the City of Houston/Harris County as to what additional rules and regulations govern the use and enjoyment of your property.

Restrictions by Area

Approved Fence Guidelines

Please click on the link below for a list of approved front fence guidelines for Braeswood Place.

Fence Guidlines

Guide for Business at Home

Basically, regarding business-at-home, what activities are permissible and what are not permissible relate primarily to the appearance to the public. For example, it would be acceptable to:

  • Maintain business files and records in the home.

  • Make business related telephone calls from the home.

  • Create and send business correspondence from the home.

  • And receive business related faxes and emails at the home…so long as there is no external evidence or “publicizing” of this activity.

 

On the other hand, it is NOT acceptable to:

  • Receive business related deliveries and shipments at one’s home.

  • Have employees working out of one’s home.

  • Have employee, client, or customer traffic occur at one’s home.

  • Generate any business related trash at one’s home.

  • Ship business related products or materials form one’s home.

  • Or advertise or otherwise publicize one’s home address in such things as telephone directories (white or yellow pages), stationery, letterhead, business cards and Internet web-sites and postings.

 

For some, a solution might be to utilize a post office box as a business address in all references to contact location, and a separate telephone number other than your “residence” number as published in the white pages.

It is extremely important to the goals of BPHA, and the integrity of this great community that we choose to live in, that the residential status and deed restricted character of the neighborhood be maintained and protected. We hope the guidelines mentioned above are helpful in their intent and application, and along with your neighbors, we appreciate compliance from every resident.

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