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  • Homeowners in second neighborhood say siding cracking on fairly new houses July 10, 2024
    Almost 20 residents in the Locust Town Center neighborhood told Action 9 they expected their siding to last decades but say it’s cracking and that their houses are only a few years old…….Plus, Stack and Mize say the builder just turned over the community to the homeowners association so they’re worried the board will start citing people because of how it looks. “It’s something I’m expecting to see,” Mize said.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Condo owner sues HOA over Ring camera, loses, has to pay $73K (NC) July 5, 2024
    Teywonia Byrd lives inside Fat City Condos in NoDa. She’s a single woman who lives alone.  “I was drugged unbeknownst to me and then sexually assaulted,” she told Action 9?s Jason Stoogenke.  She says she’s been living on edge even since so she put a Ring camera on her door. She found out she needed homeowners association approval, so she submitted a request, but the HOA said no.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Wilmington Water Tours at odds with its homeowners association in a move that could see the business close (NC) July 2, 2024
    A downtown Wilmington business is at odds with its homeowners association and could potentially have to shut down its business.  Wilmington Water Tours has been a part of the local community for 15 years now, cruising guests along the Cape Fear River. But according to co-owner Doug Springer, one day things hit a snag.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Condo fire in south Charlotte set intentionally, firefighters say (NC) June 22, 2024
    Firefighters said they rescued a woman from the second floor of the apartment building.  The woman was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, Charlotte Fire said. She may not survive, officials said.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Charlotte HOA failing to fix massive hole in parking lot (NC) June 19, 2024
    Townhome owners in a University City neighborhood are questioning why their HOA can’t afford to fix a massive hole in their parking lot that’s only grown larger in the two years since it first formed.  WBTV’s investigation revealed that the management company hired by the Homeowner’s Association has a history of hiring employees convicted of financial crimes.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Bear pictured in Charlotte neighborhood prompts alert. ‘All neighbors, be aware.’ (NC) June 15, 2024
    ACharlotte homeowners association issued an alert Friday after a bear visited its wooded neighborhood near Mallard Creek Greenway.  “All neighbors, be aware,” the Wellington HOA in northeast Charlotte warned in an email.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Airbnb renters-turned-squatters refuse to vacate property unless evicted: court docs (NC) June 10, 2024
    An Airbnb host in Durham, North Carolina, filed a complaint in court against renters-turned-squatters after they refused to vacate the property until they received an order of eviction, according to court documents.   Read the article…………………………….

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North Carolina Condo & HOA Articles

  • Common Mistakes HOA Boards Should Avoid
    Homeowner’s association (HOA) boards are critical to the success of their communities, ensuring they are safe, well-maintained, and harmonious. However, well-intentioned volunteers new to serving on a community association board of directors may encounter potential pitfalls. Here are some common mistakes that boards should avoid in order to cultivate effective governance and community trust.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Defamation 101 for Community Associations
    Such scrutiny comes in many forms, including statements targeted at the board from a disgruntled community member, assertions from board member to board member, or statements from the board toward a community member. But when does such “scrutiny” rise to a level of actionable defamation? This article will outline what is and what is not defamation, and what you can do if you have experienced actionable defamation in the context of community associations.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Understanding Robert’s Rules of Order: A Guide for HOA Board Meetings
    Maintaining order and fairness in meetings is crucial when managing a homeowner’s association (HOA). Robert’s Rules of Order provides a structured framework to ensure that all board members have a voice and that decisions are made efficiently. This article will explore Robert’s Rules, their origins, and how they can be applied to board meetings.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Understanding Robert’s Rules of Order: A Guide for HOA Board Meetings (NC)
    Maintaining order and fairness in meetings is crucial when managing a homeowner’s association (HOA). Robert’s Rules of Order provides a structured framework to ensure that all board members have a voice and that decisions are made efficiently. This article will explore Robert’s Rules, their origins, and how they can be applied to board meetings.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Understanding Robert’s Rules of Order: A Guide for HOA Board Meetings
    Maintaining order and fairness in meetings is crucial when managing a homeowner’s association (HOA). Robert’s Rules of Order provides a structured framework to ensure that all board members have a voice and that decisions are made efficiently. This article will explore Robert’s Rules, their origins, and how they can be applied to board meetings.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Feeding Wild and Feral Animals in HOAs
    As development continues to crowd out open space previously occupied by wild animals, North Carolina community associations find themselves increasingly close neighbors with deer, racoons, foxes, and other “wild” animals. These animals come into yards and happily munch on gardens, landscaping and occasionally someone’s beloved cat or dog. Combine development issues, poor control of domestic animal breeding, and owners with sympathies for hungry and thirsty animals, and you are left with an association caught between reasonable controls on animals and ...
  • Service Provider Selection Process for HOA Board Members: A Comprehensive Guide
    Selecting the right service providers on behalf of the association is a critical responsibility for HOA board members. This process impacts the quality of services provided to the community and reflects on the board’s ability to manage community resources effectively. Here’s a detailed guide to help board members navigate the service provider selection process efficiently and responsibly.    Read the article…………………………….

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