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  • 2 people displaced after massive condo fire in Raleigh, officials say (NC) February 22, 2024
    Two people lost their homes after a fire broke out at a condo building in Raleigh on Wednesday evening, fire officials said.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Court sides with homeowners in NC ski country who want short-term rentals February 22, 2024
    After a homeowners association in the North Carolina High Country tried to block short-term rentals during ski season, a court has ruled against the HOA.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Homeowner association regulations proposal expected in short session (NC) February 20, 2024
    Proposed changes to how North Carolina regulates homeowners’ associations expected to be introduced as a bill in the short session was reviewed by lawmakers on Tuesday.  Staff with the General Assembly’s Legislative Analysis Division outlined five recommendations from the Select Committee on Homeowners’ Associations in the House of Representatives following several hearings on a variety of complaints from the public.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Five recommendations North Carolina lawmakers may consider to tackle HOA disputes February 14, 2024
    Members of the House Select Committee on Homeowners’ Associations are moving closer to advancing a draft bill designed to level the playing field between homeowners and their HOAs.  Following two public hearings in January, five recommendations were presented Tuesday to the committee by legislative staff.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Homeowner association regulations proposal expected in short session (NC) February 14, 2024
    Proposed changes to how North Carolina regulates homeowners’ associations expected to be introduced as a bill in the short session was reviewed by lawmakers on Tuesday.  Staff with the General Assembly’s Legislative Analysis Division outlined five recommendations from the Select Committee on Homeowners’ Associations in the House of Representatives following several hearings on a variety of complaints from the public.     Read the article…………………………….
  • Homeowner association regulations proposal expected in short session (NC) February 13, 2024
    Proposed changes to how North Carolina regulates homeowners’ associations expected to be introduced as a bill in the short session was reviewed by lawmakers on Tuesday.  Staff with the General Assembly’s Legislative Analysis Division outlined five recommendations from the Select Committee on Homeowners’ Associations in the House of Representatives following several hearings on a variety of complaints from the public.     Read the article…………………………….
  • North Carolina HOAs could face new hurdles to foreclosures February 13, 2024
    North Carolina homeowners’ associations could soon face new hurdles to approving larger budgets and seizing property as a means to enforce their rules. The House Select Committee on Homeowners’ Associations have been meeting this year to address voter claims that HOAs have abused their power in the state. Committee members have welcomed input from homeowners as well as HOA representatives.   Read the article…………………………….

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North Carolina Condo & HOA Articles

  • Property Lien In North Carolina: What Does It Do?
    When a homeowner encounters a property lien in North Carolina, it can be a source of confusion and frustration. As such, all homeowners must understand property liens, their possible consequences, and how they can affect them. It is not always easy to navigate the ins and outs of liens, especially without a lawyer or an agent.   Read the article…………………………….
  • When Is an HOA/Condo Rental Amendment Unreasonable? (NC)
    When it comes to declaration amendments, our firm is most often asked about restrictions on rentals, whether complete or percentage bans, restrictions on short-term rentals, or limiting corporate rentals.    In a decision issued this week (February 21, 2024), the North Carolina Court of Appeals struck down a condominium rental amendment as unreasonable.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Why the Chair Never Asks “Is There Any Old Business?”
    At some point in some board meeting, you’re likely to hear a presiding officer ask, “Is there any Old Business?” and wait for a reply. It’s intended as an opportunity for members to raise issues that were addressed at an earlier meeting. The problem with this question is twofold    Read the article…………………………….
  • Understanding the Role of Community Managers and Dispelling Common Misconceptions
    Homeowners’ Association (HOA) community managers play a vital role in ensuring the smooth functioning and upkeep of residential communities. Often misunderstood, their duties encompass various responsibilities, ranging from administrative tasks to facilitating communication between residents and the board of directors. Let’s delve into the intricacies of their job description and dispel some common misunderstandings surrounding their role.   Read the article…………………………….
  • The Developer is Offering the Association (a lot of) Money to Sign a Release- Should the Board of Directors Consider Signing it? (NC)
    Over the last year our firm has seen an uptick in offers to associations from the developer to pay money in exchange for signing a release.  The language of releases can vary but the purpose is almost always the same – The money being offered to the association is in exchange for releasing the developer and any other named parties from any and all claims, known or unknown, that the association may have.    Read the article…………………………….
  • HOA Foreclosure Laws In North Carolina
    Both homeowners and board members should familiarize themselves with the HOA foreclosure laws in North Carolina. In doing so, they can understand the rights of homeowners and the scope of authority an HOA has when it comes to foreclosures. It also helps keep the association in the clear and away from potential liability.    Read the article……………………………. /*! elementor - v3.19.0 - 07-02-2024 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block}
  • Can An HOA Board Make Homeowners Remove Security Cameras?
    Homeowners may be shocked to find a letter from their HOA asking them to remove security cameras. This reaction may be quickly followed by confusion and then anger, wondering whether or not their association even has the ability to regulate security cameras on private property. Read the article…………………………….

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North Carolina Condominium Act, Chapter 47C

North Carolina Planned Community Act, Chapter 47F

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