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North Carolina and South Carolina Homeowners' Association Law

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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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Developer Giving Homeowners the “Cold Shoulder”?

By Mike Hunter | May 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Developer Giving Homeowners the “Cold Shoulder”?

Q: I live in an HOA-governed community in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, that is still under the developer’s control. It’s…

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

By Mike Hunter | April 24, 2018 | Comments Off on What’s the difference between a proxy and a ballot?

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

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Podcast update

By Offit Kurman | February 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Podcast update

The podcast that I recently appeared on has dropped.  Click on the link below to hear a little about myself…

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In Defense of HOAs

By Mike Hunter | February 2, 2018 | Comments Off on In Defense of HOAs

This column was written by my colleague Donna Dimaggio Berger. Donna is a Shareholder in the Florida law firm of…

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Podcast

By Offit Kurman | January 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Podcast

I had the pleasure of being on the Brand Builders podcast this week by The Dunstan Group.  The podcast, featuring…

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GOING OUT ON A LIMB

By Mike Hunter | January 9, 2018 | Comments Off on GOING OUT ON A LIMB

This column was written by my law partner, Bill Hamel. Q:  My neighbor’s trees and overhanging limbs are shading out…

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BUDGET RATIFICATION

By Mike Hunter | November 3, 2017 | Comments Off on BUDGET RATIFICATION

Q: My homeowners’ association (“HOA”) board presented members an outdated budget for us to ratify for the current year. How…

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GOLF CART CRUISIN’ ON PUBLIC ROADS – 2017 UPDATE

By Mike Hunter | October 27, 2017 | Comments Off on GOLF CART CRUISIN’ ON PUBLIC ROADS – 2017 UPDATE

This week’s column was written by my law partner, Bill Hamel. A few years ago I wrote an article titled…

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Dealing with a Difficult Developer

By Mike Hunter | October 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Dealing with a Difficult Developer

Q:  The developer of our community is refusing to turn over control of our homeowners’ association (HOA) to the homeowners…

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