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Who pays for water damage from HOA’s irrigation system?

By Mike Hunter | April 16, 2014 | Comments Off on Who pays for water damage from HOA’s irrigation system?

Q: My homeowners’ association (HOA) maintains a community-wide irrigation system in our neighborhood. The community’s restrictive covenants state that if an…

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CAI-NC Piedmont Council sponsoring Leadership Workshop on April 29, 2014

By Mike Hunter | April 8, 2014 | Comments Off on CAI-NC Piedmont Council sponsoring Leadership Workshop on April 29, 2014

Click on this link to see the flyer: CAI-NC workshop flyer

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What should your HOA do after it has suffered a disaster?

By Mike Hunter | February 25, 2014 | Comments Off on What should your HOA do after it has suffered a disaster?

Note: This is the second of two columns written by Bob Freitag of AmeriClaims, Inc., a firm of public insurance…

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Advice from an architect for HOA architectural committees

By Mike Hunter | February 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Advice from an architect for HOA architectural committees

Note: This week’s column was written by J. Richard Alsop, AIA. Alsop is a partner in Charette Architects, PLLC. He…

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6 steps HOAs can take before a disaster strikes

By Mike Hunter | January 30, 2014 | Comments Off on 6 steps HOAs can take before a disaster strikes

Note: This week’s column was written by Bob Freitag of AmeriClaims, Inc., a firm of public insurance adjusters in Indian…

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How board can handle ‘inherited’ problems

By Mike Hunter | January 30, 2014 | Comments Off on How board can handle ‘inherited’ problems

Q:   The developer of our community has turned over control of our homeowners association (HOA) to the homeowners, and…

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Mike Hunter to speak at community forum on HOAs sponsored by WFAE public radio

By Mike Hunter | January 30, 2014 | Comments Off on Mike Hunter to speak at community forum on HOAs sponsored by WFAE public radio

From WFAE’s website, which can be found here:  http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/wfae/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&eventID=1471554 “Thousands of Charlotte-area residents live in neighborhoods that have a local…

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When can an HOA fine homeowners?

By Mike Hunter | January 6, 2014 | Comments Off on When can an HOA fine homeowners?

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 | Comments Off on State law allows for easy proxy voting

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 |

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 |

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 | Comments Off on Do your HOA board members have insurance?

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 |

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 | Comments Off on Can HOA board member e-mails be forwarded?

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 | Comments Off on What should be included in HOA board minutes?

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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