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

By Mike Hunter | July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 4 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 3 Comments

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

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2013 NC Community Association Legislative Update

By Mike Hunter | April 12, 2013 | 7 Comments

Courtesy of my colleague, Greensboro attorney Jim Slaughter, who keeps close tabs on the happenings in Raleigh that affect NC…

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HOA rental fees; Recovery of court costs and attorney’s fees in lien/foreclosure actions.

By Mike Hunter | March 19, 2013 | 11 Comments

Q: May a North Carolina homeowners’ association (HOA) impose a surcharge on units that are rented out by a homeowner?…

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Two options for HOA income-tax returns

By Mike Hunter | March 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

Note:  This question was answered by my colleague, CPA Gail Pizetoski of and Q: My husband is on…

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By Bill Hamel | March 7, 2013 | 23 Comments

Well….that depends, but probably not. I’ve gathered from my ramblings in and around the residential and resort communities of North…

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HOA Audits and Open Board Meetings

By Mike Hunter | March 4, 2013 | 22 Comments

Q:  What can homeowners do when their HOA (homeowners’ association) board is not following its own bylaws, which in this…

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Can HOA board forgive unpaid assessments?

By Mike Hunter | February 25, 2013 | 4 Comments

Q: Our homeowners association’s board of directors forgave homeowners who were two to three years behind on their assessments. This…

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Does South Carolina have similar laws as North Carolina when it comes to HOAs?

By Offit Kurman | February 19, 2013 | Comments Off on Does South Carolina have similar laws as North Carolina when it comes to HOAs?

In North Carolina, the Planned Community Act applies to single-family and townhome communities and the Condominium Act applies to condominiums.…

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