Myrtle Beach HOA won’t provide completion date for public trail nearly 5 years after opening (SC)

A Myrtle Beach Homeowners Association still won’t provide a completion timeline for a public walking trail from nearly five years ago.  The Grand Dunes community in June 2019 announced plans for the Waterway Trail, a 2-mile multi-use trail along the Intracoastal Waterway near the Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA.    Read the article…………………………….

Surge in HOA complaints fuels calls for regulation (SC)

Consumer complaints against South Carolina homeowner associations (HOAs) have more than quadrupled since official record-keeping began in 2018, according to a new S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs report. And that’s part of what is fueling renewed calls for better HOA regulation in a state where more than 25% of residents live under association governance.  Read the […]

Surge in HOA complaints fuels calls for regulation (SC)

Consumer complaints against South Carolina homeowner associations (HOAs) have more than quadrupled since official record-keeping began in 2018, according to a new S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs report. And that’s part of what is fueling renewed calls for better HOA regulation in a state where more than 25% of residents live under association governance.   Read […]

Richland Co. HOA complaints from 2023 continue to concern Lake Carolina residents (SC)

According to records from the Department of Consumer Affairs, 10 of the county’s 56 HOA complaints from 2023 were written specifically to the Lake Carolina Master’s Association.  Some residents had filed complaints dating back to August 2023, pertaining to an abandoned property and walking paths that need repairs.    Read the article…………………………….

20 displaced after 2-alarm condo building fire, officials say (SC)

When fire crews arrived to the scene they found fire moving quickly through the building and the roof, say officials.  Officials also say 19 units were damaged at the condo building and 20 people have been left displaced due to the fire.  Read the article…………………………….

S. Carolina Insurer’s Bad Faith Causes $27M Loss from Policies with $2.5M Limit

A panel of the South Carolina Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed a trial court order requiring Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty Insurance Co. to pay an award totaling $27,339,535.46 to developer Portrait Homes and the Persimmon Hill Homeowner’ Association, even though the policies it sold Castillo’s company provided only $2.5 million in coverage.    Read the […]

Irmo mayor at odds with his community association over campaign signs (SC)

The meeting followed Walker, who is on the ballot for re-election Nov. 7, placing campaign signs in his yard and the association deeming it inappropriate.  Neighborhood policy dictates that campaign signs may “may display only the politician’s name and party affiliation and possibly his/hers contact information and be displayed no more than thirty (30) days […]

Emergency crews respond to fire at Charleston condominium (SC)

The fire impacted five units with three being by water damage, according to Julazadeh.  Six people were inside the units when the fire started and one person was taken to a hospital, Julazadeh said. The fire department believed that she had lost one animal.    Read the article……………………………

Sun City HOA board amends political ban (SC)

The controversy in the Sun City Carolina Lakes (SCCL) community regarding a decision by its homeowners association board to bar campaigning by declared political candidates on association property is being resolved.   Read the article………………………..

Regulators talk options for coastal SC homeowners reeling with home insurance ‘crisis’

The news is out about the ongoing premium pressures hitting hundreds of property owners across South Carolina, especially the coastal region.  Monday, a town hall took place hosting state leaders from across the insurance industry to handle questions about what some state leaders see as a potential crisis for homeowners.    Read the article………………………..

Injuries reported after stairway collapse at North Myrtle Beach condo (SC)

Two adults and two children were involved in a stairway collapse late Friday in North Myrtle Beach, according to police.  Ofc. Patrick Wilkinson with the North Myrtle Beach Police Department told WMBF News the incident happened at around 10:15 p.m. at the Sea Cabin condos on North Ocean Boulevard.     Read the article………………………..

Myrtle Beach resort’s pools shut down several times. Now a mom is suing over chemical burns (SC)

Several defendants are named in the lawsuit, which was filed in June 2021 in Florence, but has had several versions since then. Defendants include Brittain Resorts and Hotels LLC; Ocean Front Investors, doing business as Caribbean Resort & Villas; Caribbean Oceanfront Tower Homeowners Association; Ally Management; and Hucks Pool Co.   Read the article………………………..

HOA bans political campaigns at popular neighborhood for stumping (SC)

There’s a neighborhood in South Carolina that has become popular with candidates with aspirations for higher office.  But neighbors tell Channel 9 that the homeowner’s association is now banning candidates from stumping in the community.   Read the article………………………..

Irmo homeowners want brick wall in their neighborhood fixed (SC)

An Irmo neighborhood has been in a three year battle over a partially collapsed brick wall. Upset residents have reached out to News 19 for help in reaching a solution.  Back in May of 2020, homeowners in Carmel Commons explain they came home to a giant problem: a fallen brick wall. “It’s about eight feet, […]

SCDCA Releases Special Five-Year Homeowners Association Complaint Report (SC)

In celebration of the Homeowners Association (HOA) Law’s fifth anniversary, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is releasing a compilation of the HOA complaint data received from June 1, 2018 through December 31, 2022. The HOA Five-Year Complaint Report covers general complaint data and information from the HOA supplemental questionnaire, shows any trends […]

Flag flareup offers a reminder about the power of HOAs (SC)

Some of the most intrusive, micro-managing local governments aren’t actually local governments at all but rather private associations many people join, with varying degrees of awareness, when they buy a new home.  Read the article………………………..

HOA bars Mount Pleasant man from flying Ukrainian flag. Is this policy ‘selective?’ (SC)

The dual U.S. and Ukrainian citizen removed the flag after receiving a “courtesy notice” April 3 from the homeowners association, according to documents shared with The Post and Courier. The notice, citing the community’s governing documents, asked Sereda to “please display only the American flag.” Noncompliance would lead to fines, it warned.     Read the […]

OSHA investigating excavator crash into Ocean Blvd. condo building (SC)

An investigation into the high-reach excavator that crashed into an Ocean Blvd. condo building just over a week ago is underway.  South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating after the machine overturned, crashing into the Boardwalk Beach Resort while working on a construction site.    Read the article………………………..

HOAs agree to land deal, but owners object (SC)

The HOA at Inlet Point South supports a zoning change that will create two buildable lots on the site of a disused sewer treatment plan. But homeowners say they all object to the change in the middle of their gated community on the south end of Litchfield Beach.  Read the article………………………..

Dockside Condominiums addressing structural issues (SC)

The letter sent to the Dockside Association Board of Directors on February 15th required them to correct a number of problems. One of the main concerns is whether the building is fit to withstand an emergency.    Read the article………………………..

Residents return to formerly-deemed unsafe Renaissance Towers in Myrtle Beach area (SC)

More than four months have passed since residents of the Renaissance Towers were told to leave and that their homes were no longer safe.  Horry County police evacuated the entire 22-story building and deemed it unsafe on October 7, 2022, by county code enforcement. Empress Management told residents the foundation was deteriorating, “substantially worse” than […]