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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Q: My homeowners’ association (“HOA”) board presented members an outdated budget for us to ratify for the current year.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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CAI-NC Community Law Day

By Offit Kurman | September 6, 2017 | Comments Off on CAI-NC Community Law Day

The eighth annual CAI-NC Community Law Day will be held later this month in Charlotte. It is a wonderful educational…

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Community Associations Institute Presents “Community Law Day” Workshop for HOA Board Members – Saturday, September 16, 8AM-2PM

By Mike Hunter | August 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Community Associations Institute Presents “Community Law Day” Workshop for HOA Board Members – Saturday, September 16, 8AM-2PM

This 8th annual workshop helps community association board members from across NC to enact best practices and more fully understand…

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North Carolina Community Association Legislative Wrap-Up – July 2017

By Mike Hunter | August 4, 2017 | Comments Off on North Carolina Community Association Legislative Wrap-Up – July 2017

Courtesy of my colleague, Greensboro attorney Jim Slaughter of Black, Slaughter, Black, following is a summary of the status of…

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What’s the difference between HOA officers and directors?

By Mike Hunter | July 14, 2017 | Comments Off on What’s the difference between HOA officers and directors?

Q:  The developer of our community has sold all of the lots and turned control of the homeowners’ association (“HOA”)…

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Can an HOA collect after a mortgage foreclosure?

By Mike Hunter | July 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Can an HOA collect after a mortgage foreclosure?

Q:  When there are past-due HOA assessments for a property, and a mortgage lender forecloses on the property and takes…

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Can HOA board members be required to sign a Code of Conduct?

By Mike Hunter | June 30, 2017 |

Q:  Our HOA board has developed a code of conduct policy for board members. It specifically states that board members…

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Can HOA committee members be compensated?

By Mike Hunter | March 22, 2017 |

Q:  I am the chairperson for the social committee of my homeowners association (HOA). Our bylaws state that the HOA…

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Spotting and Stopping Fraud and Embezzlement in Your HOA

By Mike Hunter | March 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Spotting and Stopping Fraud and Embezzlement in Your HOA

This week’s column was written by my colleague Courtney R. LaLone, CPA, with LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC in Matthews, North…

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To Pay or Not to Pay. . .

By Mike Hunter | February 25, 2017 | Comments Off on To Pay or Not to Pay. . .

Q:  I live in a subdivision with recorded deed restrictions that address the use of the property, but the restrictions…

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HOA Fines – Revenue or Enforcement?

By Mike Hunter | February 22, 2017 | Comments Off on HOA Fines – Revenue or Enforcement?

Q:  Can a North Carolina homeowners’ association impose a recurring fine for a violation of the restrictive covenants (CCRs) after…

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Can My HOA Do This?

By Mike Hunter | February 18, 2017 |

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

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