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South Carolina Condo & HOA News

  • Ex-Hilton Head POA treasurer convicted after embezzling over $200K from reserve accounts (SC) June 17, 2024
    With restitution finally paid, a former treasurer for a Hilton Head POA who was caught embezzling over $200,000 from the association’s reserve accounts will dodge jail time with a three-month probation sentence. The woman siphoned funds from the community for more than four years without raising any eyebrows.   Read the article…………………………….
  • SC judge gives woman 5 more years for ‘egregious’ $1.1M theft from Rock Hill development June 15, 2024
    Besides GRH, Hill also stole money from the homeowners association at Riverwalk, prosecutors and company officials said in court. Hill was in charge of the money for eight months in 2020 before being caught.  “She has been given chances to change her behavior, but she has chosen fraud and dishonesty,” GRH employee Debbie McMillan said in court.    Read the article…………………………….
  • What are HOAs? Should you live in one? What to know about the rules. (SC) June 11, 2024
    In South Carolina, HOAs are a hot topic of discussion among homeowners.  Although homeowners may dread forking over those hefty monthly dues, homeowners associations ensure community guidelines are adhered to. They also maintain the neighborhood’s appearance.    Read the article…………………………….
  • SCCL residents turn out to support HOA president (SC) June 4, 2024
    It was not a quiet day in Sun City Carolina Lakes on the Tuesday after Memorial Day.  Over 200 people showed up at the Lake House at noon June 28, looking to hear from the HOA Board President Thomas Powell, who had sent an email to the community earlier in the day, saying he would meet with concerned residents an hour before the scheduled HOA Executive Board meeting at 1 p.m., the latter being a closed session to “discuss personnel ...
  • HOA says single elevator at senior living community will cost $120K to fix (SC) May 31, 2024
    Residents at one senior living community in West Columbia said the only elevator in their building has been broken for several months.  The Hulon Greene Homeowners Association said the elevator experienced “the failure” in November 2023. However, residents said the elevator had been broken since September.    Read the article…………………………….
  • 2 found dead after firefighters battle Goose Creek condo fire (SC) May 20, 2024
    Two people were found dead after an early morning fire on Pine Shadow Drive.   The Goose Creek Rural Fire Department responded to a fire call at 1:56 a.m. May 20 and found a “significant” fire on the first floor of a row of townhomes.  Two residents had jumped from the second floor before firefighters arrived. They were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the fire department.    Read the article…………………………….
  • HOA dispute? How to resolve heated issues (SC) May 15, 2024
    Complaints against homeowner associations have become so common in South Carolina that the Department of Consumer Affairs said it’s the biggest growing category of all the reports they get.  So 7NEWS Here to Help looked into how people can resolve many of these disputes before they get too heated.   Read the article…………………………….

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South Carolina Condo & HOA Articles

  • 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 ...
  • SC Community Association Legislative Update – June 17, 2024
    With the second regular session of the 125th South Carolina General Assembly now adjourned, it is time to look at where things are now that the session has ended. Over this most recent legislative session, South Carolina saw a number of bills potentially affecting homeowners associations and condominiums filed.   Read the article…………………………….
  • 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…………………………….
  • Keeping Your Community Association Solvent in A High Inflation Economy
    If you are like me, you are becoming acutely aware of rising costs in our current economic environment. While inflation appears to be cooling off a bit, it certainly is not coming down at the rate necessary for most Americans to see much of a difference. In a post COVID world, we have seen prices of food, goods, and labor soar. And while we are all hopeful for some relief from rising costs in the near future, we must prepare ...
  • South Carolina Homeowners’ Association Act – Executive Privilege – Accounting Records – Corporate Records – Amendment to Agreement – Bylaw
    Resident was entitled to inspect Gate Pass Agreement and any amendments under the South Carolina Homeowners’ Association Act because they were bylaws as defined by the Act.  We affirmed.  Nonprofit corporation Community Services Associates, Inc. (CSA), appealed the circuit court’s order granting the motion of Dana Advocaat, a resident of Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island, individually, and as Trustee of the Advocaat Living Trust, requesting to inspect CSA’s corporate records.     Read the article…………………………….
  • What New HOA Board Members Need to Know: A Comprehensive Guide
    Becoming a new board member of a Homeowners Association (HOA) board is both an honor and a responsibility. As a board member, you’re entrusted with the stewardship of your community, ensuring its smooth operation and the well-being of its members and residents. Here are some things that will help you to be an effective and informed board member.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Enhancing Strategic Inquiry: Essential Questions for Community Association Decision-Making
    Navigating the complexities of a community association often demands astute questioning to steer strategic initiatives effectively. Here are five categories of inquiries tailored to community association contexts:   Read the article…………………………….

South Carolina Article Archives

 

South Carolina Laws

CHAPTER 31 – HORIZONTAL PROPERTY ACT

CHAPTER 30 – SOUTH CAROLINA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION ACT

CHAPTER 50 – THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY CONDITION DISCLOSURE ACT

Other Resouces on State Web Site

Homeowners Association Complaint Reports

Homeowners Association (HOA) Information

Homeowners Association (HOA) Education: SC Laws

HOA Complaints (scroll down to “File an HOA Complaint”)

Homeowners Association Complaint Reports

South Carolina Condo & HOA Resources

Community Associations Institute – South Carolina Chapter

 

 

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