Current with legislation from the 2023 Regular and Special Sessions effective as of September 1, 2023.
Section 83.001 - Prohibited Acts(a) A person, other than a person described in Subsection (b), may not charge or receive, either directly or indirectly, any compensation for all or any part of the preparation of a legal instrument affecting title to real property, including a deed, deed of trust, note, mortgage, and transfer or release of lien.(b) This section does not apply to: (1) an attorney licensed in this state;(2) a licensed real estate broker or salesperson performing the acts of a real estate broker pursuant to Chapter 1101, Occupations Code; or(3) a person performing acts relating to a transaction for the lease, sale, or transfer of any mineral or mining interest in real property.(c) This section does not prevent a person from seeking reimbursement for costs incurred by the person to retain a licensed attorney to prepare an instrument.
Tex. Gov't. Code § 83.001Amended By Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 14A.776, eff. 9/1/2003.Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 2, Sec. 8.43(a), eff. 8/28/1989.Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 115, Sec. 1, eff. 8/28/1989