Although far from comprehensive, the South Carolina legislature has successfully taken its first steps to regulate homeowners’ associations. The South Carolina Homeowners Association Act (“Act”) became official on May 17, 2018 when the governor signed it into law. Up to this point, South Carolina has never had a comprehensive law […]
“If you think hiring a professional is expensive, try hiring an amateur.” – Anonymous In South Carolina, as in most states, there exist various consumer protection and licensing laws, intended to protect the public from the unauthorized practice of law (or “UPL”, as it is often referred). Of course, only […]
In this video we learn about how to solve the big question, “Who’s liable?” More great tips and tricks from the HOA Ninjas at Moretz, Karb & Gelwicks! Remember to check out our website HOANinjas.com and our blog nchoalawblog.com. Thanks for watching!
Since many HOAs conduct their annual and/or budget meetings this time of year, we are reprinting this post from 2014 about maximizing attendance at your HOA meetings. Many HOAs and condominium associations have annual meetings coming up this time of year, or special meetings to amend their covenants, conditions and […]
The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently rendered an opinion reiterating that all amendments to the restrictive covenants (“CCRs”) governing a planned community must be reasonable. As background, the existing law is that amendments to the CCRs must be reasonable in light of the developer’s original intent for the subdivision. […]
Now that summer is here, many HOAs and their members are dusting off the grill, repairing the lawn mower and opening the pool to the summer crowds. Spring and summer bring new life to HOAs but also bring new problems in making sure members keep lots up to the […]
Transfer fees can be a welcome way for an HOA to cover its administrative costs when a property changes hands, and for a condo association especialy, to cover repair costs for hallways and stairwells caused by owners moving furniture in and out. In addition, they can help an HOA recover […]
I’m looking forward to sharing the latest developments in HOA law, and my thoughts and comments about them, with readers of this blog. I hope to bring some common sense to this sometimes-confusing area of the law, and help board members, management companies and others who work with HOAs understand their […]