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- February 22, 2016
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In 1999, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted the North Carolina Planned Community Act (“Act”) as Chapter 47F of the North Carolina General Statutes. The Act was intended to establish certain rights for property owners in planned communities, establish a framework of rules and regulations to govern planned communities, and grant owners’ associations the powers […]

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- May 14, 2015
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Thursday, April 30, 2015 was the all-important “crossover deadline” in the North Carolina General Assembly. Without getting too much into the weeds, bills that are “non-budget” must generally have passed one chamber or the other by the crossover deadline to be eligible for consideration during the 2015/2016 session (although House and Senate rules are slightly […]

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- May 5, 2015
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Elevators may be the most complicated and expensive asset in your building. Fix your contract, know the basics and minimize legal risks before your community finds itself out of order.  The passenger elevators in a 90-year-old, 62-unit, 16-story condominium complex in Chicago were so small and vintage that residents often used the freight elevators. Unfortunately, […]

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- April 27, 2015
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Because the motion to Lay on the Table is not debatable, requires only a majority vote, and has high precedence, members are too often tempted to use it to kill the main motion. This is an improper use of the motion to Lay on the Table and an example of railroading (see Robert’s 210, 215–16). […]

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- April 22, 2015
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April 14 at 5 pm was the deadline for filing legislative proposals for this session other than appropriations or finance bills. Since most all bills that could impact North Carolina homeowner or condominium associations have now been filed, let’s take a look at them.   Read the article………….

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- April 14, 2015
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Contrary to popular belief, most property owners fulfill their financial obligations to their association. As a result, the number of actual association foreclosures is very, very small. Of that percentage, almost nobody wakes up in the morning and decides to stop paying a mortgage or condominium or homeowner association dues. The facts of life, however, […]

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- April 8, 2015
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Ah. Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping. Community association legislative proposals are being filed. It must be spring!  Both the North Carolina House and Senate are back in full swing with the two-year 2015-2017 legislative session. While there are numerous bill deadlines, here are some of the important ones.    Read the article………

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- April 4, 2015
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Q: Members of our community have been involved in a lawsuit over the possible installation of a solar-panel farm just outside the entrance to the community. We won the lawsuit based on the fact that 1) The solar farm would not be in “harmony” with the surrounding residential communities and 2) it would have a […]

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- March 31, 2015
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It’s that time of year again, when the weather is changing and people are spending more time….naked in their doorways? No, this is not an early April Fool’s joke. According the neighbors of the Cardinal Glen’s HOA in North Carolina, this is a problem they’ve had to deal with without any help from the police. […]

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- March 31, 2015
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Trying to keep communities looking good is one of the most important goals for homeowners associations; in fact, it is one of the main reasons people purchase homes in HOAs. Unfortunately, enforcing governing documents is not an easy task and there are oftentimes provisions in the governing documents that make it even tougher. To assist […]

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- March 30, 2015
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Most swimming pools have a list of rules posted somewhere on the premises. We’ve all seen them. The rules contain common sense prohibitions against dangerous pool activities, such as having glass in the pool area and diving into the shallow end.     Read more……….

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