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Get legal help limiting rentals amid condo units

By Mike Hunter | September 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 2 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 2 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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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Can HOAs spend money to fight rezoning projects nearby?

By Mike Hunter | April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q: Members of our community have been involved in a lawsuit over the possible installation of a solar-panel farm just…

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Government, federal court complicate HOA pool rules

By Mike Hunter | March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

This week’s column was written by Michael Hunter’s law partner, Bill Hamel. Most swimming pools have a list of rules…

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HOA boards should tread carefully on assistance animals

By Mike Hunter | March 27, 2015 | 2 Comments

Editor’s note: this week’s column was researched and written by Mr. Hunter’s associate attorney, Michael Tarwater Jr. We are often…

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Does my HOA have a say in my new addition?

By Mike Hunter | March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q: When I bought my house in Union County in 2010, I was told the homeowners’ association (HOA) for my…

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NC Homeowner Associations Group to Hold Annual Conference in Charlotte

By Mike Hunter | March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The NC chapter of Community Associations Institute holds its 2015 Annual Conference & Expo April 16-17 at the Embassy Suites…

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HOA Boards need to keep reserve budgets fully funded

By Mike Hunter | March 9, 2015 | 4 Comments

Editor’s note: This column was authored by my colleague Peter B. Miller, a reserve specialist with Miller Dodson Associates. He…

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Feds Confuse Pool Safety Rules

By Bill Hamel | February 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Feds Confuse Pool Safety Rules

Most swimming pools have a list of rules posted somewhere on the premises. We’ve all seen them. The rules contain…

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