Whether your community association already has a management company or you are thinking about getting one, understanding the roles of your community association is important. Learn about the roles of an association from when they are first created to the point of hiring a management company. READ MORE. Read More
Living in a community that is managed by an Homeowner Association has many benefits, but if you've never lived in one then you may not realize how the professional management services can have a direct and positive influence on your neighborhood. Read More
If you buy a condominium, townhouse or single-family home in a newer development, you're likely to become a member of a community association.
About 20 percent of Americans live in a community governed by a condo association, homeowners association or co-op board, according to the Community Associations Institute, which educates volunteer board members and association management professionals. The number of communities covered by associations has grown to more than 333,000 today from about 10,000 in 1970. Read More
Thursday, April 30, 2015 was the all-important “crossover deadline” in the North Carolina General Assembly. Without getting too much into the weeds, bills that are “non-budget” must generally have passed one chamber or the other by the crossover deadline to be eligible for consideration during the 2015/2016 session (although House and Senate rules are slightly different when it comes to crossover). Read More
With warmer weather, we’re getting our usual barrage of pool questions. Many deal with appropriate pool rules and pool signs. Without question, pool issues are one of the more confusing areas of our practice in that there are few absolutes. That’s particularly the case when it comes to dealing with Fair Housing Act issues. Read More
HB 514, SB 563 - It's twins!!!
Following the pattern for the last 10 years, not just one, but two bills have been introduced to create Community Manager licensing. The text of these two bills is identical, covering a wide range of issues -- not just basic licensing - including:
Community Manager Licensing - Mandatory requirement to have a criminal check for all who provide normal services for
community associations. This also applies to any private community association manager schools. A roster will be
maintained of all Community Managers. Read More
The Legislative Action Committee (LAC) is urgently seeking contributions from homeowners associations to fund its lobbying efforts with the N.C. General Assembly. The LAC hopes to have all associations donate the sum of $1 per household in their association on an annual basis - hence, the "Dollar-a-Door" campaign. The LAC is also seeking donations from management companies and affiliated business partners. We need assistance in getting the word out and explaining why your donations are so important to the work of the LAC. Please find some frequently-asked questions and answers to help you in facilitating donations. Read More
During the 2014 General Assembly session, a bill was introduced that, if it had passed, would have implemented mandatory licensing of community and condominium managers and placed it under the control of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. The CAI NC Legislative Action Committee (NC LAC), working along with other organizations, managed to prevent this bill from becoming law. What makes this attempt to assign Community Manager licensing authority to the Real Estate Commission unusual is that the Commission's leaders have publicly stated, multiple times, that they don't want that responsibility. Based on data we have received from multiple persons familiar with this legislation, it is highly likely it will be introduced again in the 2015 legislative session. The CAI NC LAC is prepared to work against the passage of this unwanted bill, but believes that a more positive and long term approach is needed. Read More
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