GOING OUT ON A LIMB

This column was written by my law partner, Bill Hamel. Q:  My neighbor’s trees and overhanging limbs are shading out part of my yard where I would like to grow grass and other plants that need sun.  What are my options? A:  Generally, you have the right to cut overhanging limbs and roots at the […]

BUDGET RATIFICATION

Q: My homeowners’ association (“HOA”) board presented members an outdated budget for us to ratify for the current year. How can an outdated budget, not previously seen or discussed, be legal? A: Most HOAs in North Carolina are organized as non-profit corporations. North Carolina law requires that HOAs hold an annual budget ratification meeting in […]

Community Associations Institute Presents “Community Law Day” Workshop for HOA Board Members – Saturday, September 16, 8AM-2PM

This 8th annual workshop helps community association board members from across NC to enact best practices and more fully understand the laws that apply to HOAs and condominium associations. Volunteer leaders are entrusted with responsibility for the legal and financial well-being of common-interest communities. The NC chapter of CAI offers this annual event to help […]

North Carolina Community Association Legislative Wrap-Up – July 2017

Courtesy of my colleague, Greensboro attorney Jim Slaughter of Black, Slaughter, Black, following is a summary of the status of various legislative bills in the North Carolina legislature that could affect condominium and community associations.  Jim always has his ear to the ground for the legislative goings-on in Raleigh, and I appreciate him allowing me […]