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When can an HOA fine homeowners?

By Mike Hunter | January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q:  Can a homeowners’ association (HOA) develop a “policy” to levy fines against homeowners for various violations of rules that…

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State law allows for easy proxy voting

By Mike Hunter | January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q: We recently held our annual homeowners’ association (HOA) meeting, and two homeowners sent relatives to the meeting who were not…

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Does HOA board member have right to employee handbook? Are we required to provide information to be published in our neighborhood directory?

By Mike Hunter | January 6, 2014 | 7 Comments

Q: I am a recently-elected member of our HOA board of directors. Our community has about 1,500 homes and a staff…

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Do local restrictions trump HOA rules? Who appoints HOA officers?

By Mike Hunter | November 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

Q: When a community rule and a town or city ordinance conflict, which takes precedence? A: We addressed the issue…

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Do your HOA board members have insurance?

By Mike Hunter | November 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

This week’s column was written by David L. Hood III of Hood Hargett & Associates, Inc., an insurance agency based…

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HOAs squeezed when dues are not paid

By Mike Hunter | October 30, 2013 | 2 Comments

Below is a column that appeared in the October 29, 2013 edition of the Mecklenburg Times.  Reprinted here with permission…

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Can HOA board member e-mails be forwarded?

By Mike Hunter | October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Publisher’s note:  this week’s question was answered by my law partner, litigator Keith Nichols. Q: I came across an e-mail…

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What should be included in HOA board minutes?

By Mike Hunter | October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Publisher’s note:  this week’s column is answered by Jim Slaughter, an attorney with Rossabi Black Slaughter, P.A.   Mr. Slaughter…

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I thought my eyes were deceiving me but that really was my neighbor walking a miniature horse! What’s next, a pig?

By Keith Nichols | October 3, 2013 | Comments Off on I thought my eyes were deceiving me but that really was my neighbor walking a miniature horse! What’s next, a pig?

Many governing documents prohibit owners from having anything other than household pets; typically dogs and cats. These same documents typically…

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Condo Leasing Question/Answer

By Bill Hamel | September 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

Question: I recently purchased a condominium unit. After moving in, I noticed that a few units are being rented and…

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Can an HOA have too many rules?

By Mike Hunter | September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Q: Could you elaborate on the differences between covenants, bylaws, and rules and regulations for condominium complexes? Are there any…

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How long does the developer retain control of the HOA?

By Mike Hunter | August 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

Q: My home owners association (HOA) never held a members’ meeting to elect a board of directors after the developer’s…

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The buck stops with HOA boards, not management companies

By Mike Hunter | August 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Q: My homeowners’ association (HOA) employs a management company. When neighborhood issues arise, the management company representative tells us it…

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CAI Seminar scheduled for August 20 – “Running a Darn Good Meeting”

By Mike Hunter | August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

The North Carolina Chapter of the Community Associations Institute is holding an HOA Board of Directors Seminar Tuesday, August 20,…

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Legislative Changes in North Carolina

By Offit Kurman | July 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

The North Carolina legislature recently passed some new laws that will impact homeowners associations (HOAs). Below is a short summary…

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