Texas Property Code - PROP § 53.081. Authority to Withhold Funds for Benefit of Claimants




(a) If an owner receives notice under Section 53.056 , 53.057 , 53.058 , 53.252 , or 53.253 , the owner may withhold from payments to the original contractor an amount necessary to pay the claim for which he receives notice.

(b) If notice is sent in a form that substantially complies with Section 53.056 or 53.252 , the owner may withhold the funds immediately on receipt of the notice.

(c) If notice is sent under Section 53.057 , the owner may withhold funds immediately on receipt of a copy of the claimant's affidavit prepared in accordance with Sections 53.052 through 53.055 .

(d) If notice is sent under Section 53.058 , the owner may withhold funds immediately on receipt of the notices sent under Subsection (e) of that section.  If notice is sent as provided by Section 53.253(b) , the owner may withhold funds immediately on receipt of the notice sent as required by Section 53.252 .





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