The North Carolina Court of Appeals Says… Not Much in its Recent HOA Cases

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As homeowners’ association and commercial real estate attorneys, we typically hold our breath when the North Carolina Court of Appeals issues new opinions (“opinions” is the term it uses to refer to its case decisions). While the judges are all smart, accomplished and well-meaning former attorneys, most are former litigators […]

2013 Changes to North Carolina HOA Laws

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The General Assembly has made some important, and some not-so-important, changes to HOA law in its 2013 session. With the session now nearing its end, let’s review the changes that have been enacted into law. It does not appear that any other changes to HOA laws will be enacted this […]

What if Fred and Barney lived in your HOA?

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And what if Fred and Barney were goats? Fortunately for us, the Court of Appeals had occasion to address this burning issue recently in Steiner v. Windrow Estates HOA.                                                                                                      Mr. and Mrs. Steiner lived in Windrow Estates in southeast Mecklenburg County, and had as their beloved pets two “certified […]