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NC Community Association Legislative Update – June 24, 2020
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Like most everything else in 2020, this year’s legislative session has not been typical. This is the second legislative year of the 2019-2020 Session. Normally, some of the bills that survived “crossover” in 2019 (see NC Community Association Legislative Update – May 10, 2019) would be tweaked and considered, but n...
Large-Scale Community Associations
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Communities that are considerably bigger than your average neighborhood are, in the community management industry, referred to as large-scale communities. And, as you might imagine, the needs of these communities sometimes differ a bit from those of your standard-sized community. Depending on the size of these communities, the amenities t...
Covid-19 Webinar: The Next Normal - Lifting Stay-at-Home Orders & The Impact on Community Associatio...
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This live Q&A features attorney Jim Slaughter and community association industry experts Kelly Zibell and Eric Henning. In this video they discuss opening your association’s common elements, when and how to safely do so and what that process might look like. This information, as well as the FAQs they go over, is essential for yo...
How Association Leaders Are Pivoting Their Organizations – Notes From Our Covid19 Executive Leader...
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Content provided by Association Universe. Original article can be found here.Last week we hosted a COVID-19 Roundtable with association executives and asked them what was working, and what was not working, in various areas of their operations. There was a lot of valuable information shared that we compiled into an executive summary a...
What Community Associations Should do During the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Content provided by James Slaughter of Black Slaughter & Black, PA. Original article appeared in The Washington Post and can be found here.How do you practice social distancing when you live communally and share services, amenities and even hallways and elevators with neighbors? That’s one of many questions on the minds of commu...
When Your Association Should Consider a Buydown Policy
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Insurance coverage is one of the many important aspects of managing and protecting community assets that HOA boards of directors must keep in mind. If associations are faced with large deductibles, one option to consider is a buydown deductible policy. Buydown insurance policies can sometimes prove to be a great benefit to homeowner&rsquo...
How to Increase Homeowner Participation in Your Community
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Homeowners can often have differing views of their community associations — some positive, some negative —  depending on their source of information and experiences in the community. New homeowners that buy a home that has an HOA may not fully understand the positive impact the association can have on their experience liv...
When And How To Make Changes To Your Association's Governing Documents
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At CAMS, we’ve seen through the years how positive — and necessary — change can be for homeowner’s associations (HOAs). Generally, we recommend every association do what we would call a governing document audit every 7 to 10 years just as a general rule because laws change, and it’s nice to have things clear ...
What are Your Association's Holiday Decorating Guidelines?
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As we enter into the fall and winter seasons, many of your friends and neighbors will soon begin decorating their homes for the holidays. Though the holiday season is intended to be a joyous time of family, friends and togetherness, it can also bring along some headaches for your community if your HOA doesn't have any preestablished h...
Recent HOA Case a Good Reminder in North Carolina & South Carolina
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At Black, Slaughter & Black we keep track of legal trends and recent case law that impacts our HOA and condo clients.  Although it is a case out of Virginia, the decision in Sainani v. Belmont Glen Homeowners Association, Inc. highlights three important themes that HOAs in North Carolina and South Carolina should be aware of: &nb...

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