HOUSTON CHRONICLE: Judge sides with residents in Garden Oaks case
By Erin Mulvaney
June 13, 2016
A Harris County judge has ruled that even though a Garden Oaks family’s garage violated the deed restrictions in the popular neighborhood, the group that governs those restrictions did not have the power to enforce them.
The judgment was the result of a now 4-year-old case between the Chang family and the Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization. Judge Dan Hinde found that while the Peter and Katherine Chang did violate the deed restriction with the size of their garage, their “failure to comply” was excused because of the evidence that the board that enforces restrictions selectively enforced the restrictions and the group’s authority to enforce was unreasonable. Read more: