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North Carolina and South Carolina Homeowners' Association Law

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IS GOLF CART CRUSIN’ LEGAL?

By Bill Hamel | March 7, 2013 |

Well….that depends, but probably not. I’ve gathered from my ramblings in and around the residential and resort communities of North…

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HOA Audits and Open Board Meetings

By Mike Hunter | March 4, 2013 |

Q:  What can homeowners do when their HOA (homeowners’ association) board is not following its own bylaws, which in this…

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Can HOA board forgive unpaid assessments?

By Mike Hunter | February 25, 2013 |

Q: Our homeowners association’s board of directors forgave homeowners who were two to three years behind on their assessments. This…

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Does South Carolina have similar laws as North Carolina when it comes to HOAs?

By Offit Kurman | February 19, 2013 |

In North Carolina, the Planned Community Act applies to single-family and townhome communities and the Condominium Act applies to condominiums.…

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Do You Know Who Your “Registered Agent” Is?

By Mike Hunter | February 11, 2013 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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

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