Texas Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney Form


A Texas Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney is an official contract that allows a person to grant an agent the ability to make decisions on their behalf for a length of time of their choosing. Texas residents typically use the form for simple one-time matters that the principal would normally be able to do themselves. Examples include signing paperwork for the purchase of a home in another state or managing one (1) or more rental properties. It is important to note that the POA is not durable.

Once the form is signed by the principal (person completing the form), the agent, and a Notary Public, the agent will have the right to act as the principal for the powers assigned.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws: Durable Powers of Attorney (Main POA Laws) & § 751.151 (for Real Property Transactions)

Signing Requirements (§ 751.0021): The POA must be signed by the principal (or by another individual they have directed to do so in their conscious presence) before a Notary Public.

Additional Considerations

In line with § 751.151, a record of the completed real estate POA must be made with the county clerk within thirty (30) days of completing the form. The county clerk chosen must be in the county in which the rental property is located.