Carolina Common Elements

North Carolina and South Carolina Homeowners' Association Law

Horack Talley, founded in 1932, is located in uptown Charlotte. The firm provides legal services to clients in North Carolina, South Carolina and beyond. Its practice areas include corporate law, community association law, family law, litigation, real estate law and personal wealth services.

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Do You Know Who Your “Registered Agent” Is?

By Mike Hunter | February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

No, your Registered Agent is not some double-naught spy on a clandestine mission to ferret out rules violations in your…

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“Lame Duck” Sessions for Board Members; Interest and Late Fees on Delinquent Assessments

By Mike Hunter | February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are Outgoing Board Members Entitled to a “Lame Duck” Period? Q:  I am a homeowners’ association (HOA) manager. I regularly…

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AGING CONDOS COULD BE TARGET FOR REDEVELOPMENT

By Bill Hamel | January 24, 2013 | Comments Off on AGING CONDOS COULD BE TARGET FOR REDEVELOPMENT

Large Assessments for Repairs Could Prompt Decision for Bulldozing in Hot Areas This is an article I wrote for the…

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Can Charlotte HOAs prevent on-street parking?

By Mike Hunter | January 19, 2013 | 5 Comments

By Michael S. Hunter Q: My homeowners’ association (HOA) has a restriction that says we cannot park on the street,…

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New Year Resolutions for HOA Boards

By Mike Hunter | January 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

By Michael S. Hunter Another year has come and gone, and I have witnessed a great many homeowners’ association (HOA)…

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Don’t Miss This Upcoming Event: Board of Directors 101

By Offit Kurman | January 10, 2013 | Comments Off on Don’t Miss This Upcoming Event: Board of Directors 101

January 29 – Board of Directors 101- Mike Hunter, Bill Hamel and Cynthia Jones will present to the North Carolina…

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Got HOA questions? Here’s where to go online for answers

By Mike Hunter | December 18, 2012 | 117 Comments

Thanks to the Internet, there is a wealth of information available to HOA members, directors, and managers. Here are some useful websites:…

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Is Foreclosure Best Option to get Debt Paid?

By Offit Kurman | December 5, 2012 | Comments Off on Is Foreclosure Best Option to get Debt Paid?

Q. It seems in today’s economy that a lot of HOA foreclosures don’t result in a collection of the debt…

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Handling HOA Business by E-Mail & Amendments to CCRs

By Offit Kurman | December 5, 2012 | Comments Off on Handling HOA Business by E-Mail & Amendments to CCRs

Q: Can the board of an HOA handle any items via e-mail and have those acceptable as legal actions? I…

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Handling HOA Business by E-Mail & Amendments to CCRs

By Offit Kurman | December 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

Q: Can the board of an HOA handle any items via e-mail and have those acceptable as legal actions? I…

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Get Legal Help Limiting Rentals Amid Condo Units

By Offit Kurman | December 4, 2012 | 2 Comments

Q. We live in a small patio home development (37 total units) that has a homeowners’ association. Other than a…

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Persistence Usually Gets HOA to Act on Problems

By Offit Kurman | December 4, 2012 | Comments Off on Persistence Usually Gets HOA to Act on Problems

Q. A board of directors ignores glaring infractions of the rules and regulations such as window treatment must be backed…

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How to Collect Delinquent HOA Dues

By Offit Kurman | December 3, 2012 | 17 Comments

Q. I am the treasurer of an HOA and need advice. We are a small community of 85 homes.  We…

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Homeowners’ Associations Can Provide Benefits

By Offit Kurman | December 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

Do you have a neighbor who runs an auto-repair business out of his driveway, leaving junked cars scattered over his…

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What happens to HOA when developer folds?

By Offit Kurman | October 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Q. We live in a condo subdivision planned for 56 units. The developer has fallen into financial difficulty and has…

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