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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Issues New COVID Directive

By Ben Karb | January 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Issues New COVID Directive
Coronavirus prevention medical surgical masks and hand sanitizer gel for hand hygiene corona virus protection.

On January 12th, Mecklenburg County’s Public Health Director issued a directive that people in Mecklenburg County should:  only leave the…

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Association Answers: Don’t Rain on My Parade

By Mike Hunter | November 24, 2020 |
Rain On Rainbow Umbrella

Increasing Events of Extreme Rainfall and Flooding Cause Headaches for HOA’s And Homeowners   A townhome community in Salisbury suffered…

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Association Answers: Water, Water Everywhere

By Mike Hunter | November 17, 2020 |
flood water - people walking in the rain on flooded road

Increasing Events of Extreme Rainfall and Flooding Cause Headaches for HOA’s And Homeowners   Grandfather Golf and Country Club is…

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Association Answers: North Carolina Appellate Cases Could Impact Enforceability of HOA Restrictions

By Mike Hunter | November 9, 2020 |

There are currently three cases pending before the Court of Appeals all asking the same question: does the North Carolina…

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Association Answers: Budget Season

By Mike Hunter | September 16, 2020 |

Yes, it’s that time of year again for HOAs. No, not the holiday season—it’s the budget season! Most HOAs use…

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Association Answers: Virtual HOA Meetings

By Ben Karb | July 29, 2020 |

One of the oft-heard concerns of our HOA and condominium clients during the Covid-19 crisis is whether annual or special…

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Guest Writer: Recent Legislation Brings Twin Impacts to Community Associations

By Mike Hunter | July 22, 2020 |

(Note: this column was written by Hope Carmichael, Esq., CAI-NC Chapter President and fellow of the College of Community Association…

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Association Answers: If a Neighbor’s Tree Falls on My House – Who’s Responsible?

By Mike Hunter | July 15, 2020 |

Over the past couple of years, we have seen an increasing number of old-growth trees being toppled in severe storms. …

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Court Upholds HOA’s Prohibition on Artificial Grass

By Ben Karb | May 1, 2020 |
Artificial grass being installed. It has been cut to size and rolled out and laid and is being nailed down along a fence. The installer has a hammer and nails.

Homeowners and HOAs appreciate lush grass, but some homeowners got their hands dirty when they put down artificial grass without…

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COVID-19 Update: The Community Association Institute Calls For Moratorium On HOA Foreclosures

By Mike Hunter | April 6, 2020 |

The Board of Trustees for the national Community Association Institute has issued a plea for a halt of HOA foreclosures…

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What Can Your HOA Do for You?

By Ben Karb | March 25, 2020 |

The sky appears to be falling, Covid-19 is the topic of the day, all under the dark shadow of a…

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Coronavirus and Community Associations

By Mike Hunter | March 20, 2020 |

and Ben Karb

Understandably, Offit Kurman attorneys have been getting a lot of inquiries from our community association clients and management companies on what to do about the Covid-19 virus, how they should respond and communicate to homeowners.  CAI (the Community Association Institute) has published some guidance on its website, along with a sample letter that can be adapted for use to your community associations.

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Association Answers: Is the Developer Running the HOA Correctly?

By Mike Hunter | March 3, 2020 |

In my HOA law practice, I often hear complaints from homeowners in communities that are still being developed, that the…

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Is Your Association Required to Confront the Bully?

By Ben Karb | December 16, 2019 |
A man and a woman pointing at a paper and confronting another individual about the contents.

These days, it seems like there’s no such thing as a minor disagreement.  Normally, owner-to-owner disagreements between neighbors in a…

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Who is Responsible for Maintenance on my Townhome?

By Mike Hunter | November 8, 2019 |

Q: I recently had water damage which my homeowners’ association (“HOA”) is repairing. During reconstruction, the contractor found termites. My HOA…

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