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This Stinks! The Minefield Created By Hoarders

By Mike Hunter | June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week’s column was authored by my law partner Keith Nichols , a member of our firm’s Litigation Practice Group. They…

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On the Board: Doing Better

By Mike Hunter | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

  This week’s column was written by my colleague Donna Dimaggio Berger. Donna is a Shareholder in the law firm…

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Can HOAs limit the display of political signs?

By Mike Hunter | May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

With an election year upon us, we’re again getting inquiries from our HOA clients on what, if anything, they can…

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Must CC&R’s be provided to a buyer at closing?

By Mike Hunter | May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

This column was submitted by my partners, Cynthia Jones and Chris Gelwicks. Q. Does a copy of the CC&R’s have…

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Can HOAs limit the number of rentals allowed?

By Mike Hunter | May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q:  Would you speak to the wisdom (or lack thereof) of my homeowners’ association amending its restrictive covenants to add…

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Do you have the right homeowners’ insurance coverage?

By Mike Hunter | May 6, 2016 | 1 Comment

This column was written by my colleague Bob Freitag, president of AmeriClaims, a public adjusting firm in Indian Trail. One…

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Is that really a “service animal”?

By Mike Hunter | April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

We have published posts in the past about service animals, and how protective the federal government is of people’s rights…

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Falling temperatures means frozen pipe claims – how to avoid your insurance claim being denied.

By Mike Hunter | January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

This column was written by my colleague Bob Freitag.  Bob is a public insurance adjuster with Americlaims. Cold weather is…

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HOA boards should be reasonable with fines

By Mike Hunter | December 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Note: This week’s column was written by my law partner, Keith Nichols. Q. I just learned my association has been…

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The best board members are reluctant heroes with heart

By Mike Hunter | December 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week’s column was written by Melissa Merritt-Darden, Vice President of HOA management company Associa Carolinas, in Charlotte. J. R.…

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Can we become a 55-and-over only community?

By Mike Hunter | November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week’s column was written by our firm’s associate Michael Tarwater, Jr. Q. I am an owner in a townhome…

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N.C. law is murky on HOA regulation of solar power

By Mike Hunter | October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week’s column was written with the assistance of my law partner Phillip Lewis. Q: Does the North Carolina Planned…

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Does your property insurance cover water damage?

By Mike Hunter | October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

With all of the weather-related damage we’ve seen from heavy rains over the last several days, this is a good…

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Who should be HOA’s registered agent?

By Mike Hunter | October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q: I am the president of a large residential homeowners association (“HOA”) in North Carolina, and a professional management company…

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HOA members use fake documents to skirt pet rules; Must HOA directors be residents of the community?

By Mike Hunter | September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q: We live in a condominium near Lake Norman. We have a 30-pound weight restriction on pets, as well as…

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