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Who is Responsible for Maintenance on my Townhome?

By Mike Hunter | November 8, 2019 | 1 Comment

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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What’s the difference between a proxy and a ballot?

By Offit Kurman | October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q:  I am on the board of directors for my homeowners’ association, and our annual meeting is coming up. There…

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Homeowner’s Drain Tile Trenches Wreak Havoc in Neighbors’ Yards

By Offit Kurman | October 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Homeowner’s Drain Tile Trenches Wreak Havoc in Neighbors’ Yards

Published in The Charlotte Observer, 10/11/12 Q: A member of our homeowners’ association believes he does not have to follow…

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Rules for Age-Restricted Communities

By Offit Kurman | October 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Rules for Age-Restricted Communities

Ed. note:  this month’s column was written by my associate Ben Karb. Q:  I live in a subdivision that was…

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“I SEE YOU”: Video Doorbells in Multifamily Buildings

By Mike Hunter | August 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ed. note: This column was written by my colleague Donna Dimaggio Berger. Donna is a Shareholder in the Florida law…

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SHORT-TERM RENTALS – SHOULD YOUR HOA CONSIDER BANNING THEM?

By Mike Hunter | July 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

In early June, 2019 at an apartment in uptown Charlotte, gunfire erupted at a graduation party. One person was killed…

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Condominium Defects in the Carolinas

By Mike Hunter | June 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

This column was written by my law partner Greg Shelton. Condominium owners associations (COAs) are usually responsible for maintaining and…

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Rules of the Road for HOAs

By Mike Hunter | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ed. note: this article was written by my associate Ben Karb We frequently are asked by our HOA (homeowners’ association)…

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Who Pays?

By Mike Hunter | April 4, 2019 | 2 Comments

This column was written by Allen Norwood, a columnist with the Charlotte Observer.  It was published in the Observer’s “Home|Design”…

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What is “Fiduciary Duty”?

By Offit Kurman | January 28, 2019 | Comments Off on What is “Fiduciary Duty”?

The directors and officers of a homeowners’ association (HOA) are said to have a “fiduciary duty” to the members of…

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Major changes coming to SC HOA laws in January!

By Offit Kurman | December 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Major changes coming to SC HOA laws in January!

This column was written by my law partner Cynthia Jones, who is licensed to practice in both North and South…

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Help Wanted!

By Offit Kurman | November 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Help Wanted!

With the explosive growth of residential development over the last 20 years or so in the greater Charlotte region (and…

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To Serve or Not to Serve?

By Offit Kurman | October 2, 2018 | Comments Off on To Serve or Not to Serve?

This week’s column was written by my law partner Kimberly Sullivan, whose practice is focused on liability and insurance defense…

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Problems with Short-Term Rentals? Call a Town Hall Meeting.

By Offit Kurman | July 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Problems with Short-Term Rentals? Call a Town Hall Meeting.

This column was authored by my colleague Allen Norwood.  Allen is a retired columnist and home editor for the Charlotte Observer. …

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Can my HOA charge me for copies of records?

By Offit Kurman | June 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Can my HOA charge me for copies of records?

Q:  I asked permission to review my homeowners’ association’s financial records for the past three years. I literally had to…

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