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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, Esq. | 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 |

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 | Comments Off on Can an HOA have too many rules?

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 |

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 | Comments Off on The buck stops with HOA boards, not management companies

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 | Comments Off on CAI Seminar scheduled for August 20 – “Running a Darn Good Meeting”

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 |

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

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Is homeowner liable for assessments after Chapter 7 bankruptcy and abandonment of home?

By Mike Hunter | July 9, 2013 | Comments Off on Is homeowner liable for assessments after Chapter 7 bankruptcy and abandonment of home?

My colleagues at the Raleigh firm of Jordan Price Wall Gray Jones & Carlton, well-known for their HOA expertise, published an article…

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HOAs must allow members to see financial records

By Mike Hunter | July 8, 2013 | Comments Off on HOAs must allow members to see financial records

Q: I live in a new community where the developer manages the homeowners’ association (HOA). While we pay monthly HOA…

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Are on-street parking bans enforceable?

By Mike Hunter | July 5, 2013 | Comments Off on Are on-street parking bans enforceable?

This is a follow-up to my January 2013 Charlotte Observer article and blog post, in which a reader asked whether…

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Are membership lists public?

By Mike Hunter | July 3, 2013 | Comments Off on Are membership lists public?

Q: Our HOA has never made public the names and addresses for its members. Are we bound by North Carolina…

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Chasing Delinquent Owners

By Mike Hunter | June 5, 2013 | Comments Off on Chasing Delinquent Owners

This article appeared in “Common Ground”, the magazine published by the Community Association Institute.  It is one of the most comprehensive…

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HOAs should explore liability with ‘community watch’ programs

By Mike Hunter | June 4, 2013 |

Note: This week’s column is by my colleague, Kimberly Sullivan, a member of our firm’s litigation department. Neighborhood Watch programs are…

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Should we hire an HOA management company?

By Mike Hunter | May 8, 2013 | Comments Off on Should we hire an HOA management company?

Q: The residents of our condo complex want to hire a property manager for our complex. The HOA’s board of…

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HOA Board Director, Officer, or Both?

By Mike Hunter | April 17, 2013 |

Q: Can a homeowners’ association (HOA) board of directors change the term served by the officers by a resolution, without…

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