HOA boards should tread carefully on assistance animals

Editor’s note: this week’s column was researched and written by Mr. Hunter’s associate attorney, Michael Tarwater Jr. We are often asked about pet restrictions in the context of homeowners’ associations (HOAs) and their enforceability with respect to assistance animals for persons with disabilities. An HOA’s governing documents often restrict the type, size, and quantity of […]

NC Homeowner Associations Group to Hold Annual Conference in Charlotte

The NC chapter of Community Associations Institute holds its 2015 Annual Conference & Expo April 16-17 at the Embassy Suites Charlotte/Concord. Anyone interested in community association management—HOA’s, condominium associations, etc.—is welcome. The event opens with a Welcome Social on Thursday April 16 followed by a full day of learning sessions and exhibit hall opportunities, with […]

Feds Confuse Pool Safety Rules

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. And almost every set of pool rules contains a statement similar to this: “No […]