Condominium Associations

We find that very few attorneys, even those who claim to specialize in real estate or homeowners associations, actually understand condominiums. Condominiums are created pursuant to statute and are very unique animals legally. Condominium owners own only the interiors of their units, typically from the face of the studs in, and everything else is a common element owned not by the association, but by the unit owners together as tenants in common. This raises a host of issues which can be very different from those in single-family or townhome associations. We represent many residential and commercial condominium associations throughout the Charlotte area and around North Carolina. We have also set up many condominiums for developers, and often help board members, developers and management companies work through problems and make changes to existing condominium associations. Some of the areas we assist our residential and commercial condominium homeowners association clients with include:

  • Collections, liens and foreclosures
  • Board meetings, budget meetings and annual meetings
  • Architectural review issues and drafting architectural guidelines
  • Covenant violations and violation hearings
  • Amendment to covenants such as adding leasing restrictions, architectural standards, etc.
  • Issues with contractors
  • Reviewing and advising regarding management company contracts
  • Problems with common areas, amenities, swimming pools and fitness areas
  • Mergers of associations or issues involving master and sub-associations
  • Parking problems
  • Mixed-use issues involving disputes between residential and commercial users
  • Water intrusion issues involving roofs, stucco or other construction defects
  • Drafting bylaws, policies, procedures, resolutions and other homeowners association documents
  • Working through disputes with unit owners
  • Assisting with developer transition issues
  • Litigation involving associations
  • Water, sewer and utility line and service issues
  • Public and private road issues
  • Security, access and safety issues
  • Pets
  • If it involves condominiums, we’ve probably seen it before and can help you through it.
  • We don’t represent individual unit owners against their associations.

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