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HOA boards should be reasonable with fines

By Mike Hunter | December 29, 2015 | Comments Off on HOA boards should be reasonable with fines

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 | Comments Off on The best board members are reluctant heroes with heart

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 | Comments Off on Can we become a 55-and-over only community?

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

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 | Comments Off on Does your property insurance cover water damage?

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 | Comments Off on Who should be HOA’s registered agent?

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

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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Get legal help limiting rentals amid condo units

By Mike Hunter | September 9, 2015 |

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

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Can HOA enforce ‘single family’ rules? Can we start our own HOA?

By Mike Hunter | July 31, 2015 | Comments Off on Can HOA enforce ‘single family’ rules? Can we start our own HOA?

Q: I am a new member of my homeowners’ association (HOA) board. According to our community’s restrictive covenants, homes are…

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What’s the best way to update architectural rules?

By Mike Hunter | July 29, 2015 | Comments Off on What’s the best way to update architectural rules?

Q: I’m the president of a single-family residential subdivision with about 100 homes. The homeowners assumed control over the homeowners’…

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Why do some HOA boards decide to ‘go it alone’?

By Mike Hunter | May 8, 2015 | Comments Off on Why do some HOA boards decide to ‘go it alone’?

Note: this week’s column was written by Florida condo and HOA attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger.  Her blog can be found…

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After foreclosure, who pays past HOA dues?

By Mike Hunter | May 1, 2015 |

Q: At what point after a mortgage foreclosure does a bank become responsible for the payment of delinquent HOA dues?…

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NC Chapter of Community Associations Institute’s Piedmont Regional Council Presents: Ask the HOA Experts: Q & A on Community Association Legal Issues

By Mike Hunter | April 21, 2015 | Comments Off on NC Chapter of Community Associations Institute’s Piedmont Regional Council Presents: Ask the HOA Experts: Q & A on Community Association Legal Issues

The NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute is holding “Ask the HOA Experts: Q & A on Legal Issues…

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NC Chapter of Community Associations Institute’s Piedmont Regional Council Presents: Ask the HOA Experts: Q & A on Community Association Legal Issues

By Mike Hunter | April 21, 2015 |

The NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute is holding “Ask the HOA Experts: Q & A on Legal Issues…

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Should HOAs have an ‘audit’ or ‘review’?

By Mike Hunter | April 16, 2015 | Comments Off on Should HOAs have an ‘audit’ or ‘review’?

This week’s column was written by my colleague Courtney LaLone. Courtney is a CPA with the accounting firm of LBA…

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