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North Carolina and South Carolina Homeowners' Association Law

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

By Mike Hunter | April 24, 2018 |

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 |

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 |

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

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By Offit Kurman | January 29, 2018 |

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

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By Mike Hunter | January 9, 2018 |

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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By Mike Hunter | November 3, 2017 |

Q: My homeowners’ association (“HOA”) board presented members an outdated budget for us to ratify for the current year.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

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By Mike Hunter | October 27, 2017 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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