I would like to have two changes made to the deed restrictions in my neighborhood (which were written in 1960). At the end of my section's deed restriction document, there is this statement: 13. TERM: These restrictions, covenants and conditions shall run with the land and shall be binding on all parties and all persons owning residential lots in said subdivision until January 1, 1990, at which time they shall automatically be extended for successive periods of ten (10) years unless an instrument signed and duly acknowledged to entitle it to record, by a majority of the then lot owners has been recorded in the County of Clerk's Office in Harris County, Texas, agreeing to change these restrictions, covenants and conditions in whole or in part. So... it sounds like I have to get 51% of the land owners in my section (four blocks) to sign off on this. Questions: What document do I need for my neighbors to sign? Does that document need to be "official" in some way? Do I need to have a lawyer write up that document, or can I do it myself? How much would it cost for me to have a lawyer write up that document? How can I get my neighbor's signatures in an official way (to ensure they weren't forged)? Since the above statement says that the restrictions are extended for 10 years past 1990, does this mean that I have until three months from now to get them changed, and I won't be able to change them again until Jan. 1, 2020?