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Got Compliance? If Not, Here are Some Best Practices on Handling Community Association Violations
As a volunteer community leader, you probably never pictured yourself acting as the "town sheriff". But community associations have governing documents which must be enforced, and someone mu...
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Board Member Boot Camp Part 2: Compliance, ARC, and Pitfalls to Avoid
In a previous article, we discussed some of the topics board members must be familiar with in order to serve successful terms on their community’s board of directors. This second part of “...
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Three Primary Responsibilities of Your HOA’s Board of Directors
If you own property in a community association, you've probably had some form of contact with your community's board of directors. And, while you may have a general grasp of the role the board...
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Want to be an Amazing Neighbor? Five Ways to Start (And Some Things to Avoid)
With Americans spending more time at home than ever these days, being a good neighbor is of the utmost importance. Sure, not many people are actively trying to be bad neighbors, but if you sit down an...
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New Appellate Case: Is Your Architectural Process Fair and Reasonable? (Hint: It Better Be!)
In a decision issued today (December 17, 2019), the North Carolina Court of Appeals examined the authority of an association to review and deny submitted architectural plans. This is the second archit...
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What are Your Association's Holiday Decorating Guidelines?
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 f...
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Recent HOA Case a Good Reminder in North Carolina & South Carolina
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. Belmon...
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New Compliance Inspection Process
Here at CAMS, we have been working on creating a brand-new inspection and violation notice process in hopes of alleviating some of the stress your Board may have been experiencing in dealing with thes...
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What to Know About HOA Rules, Regulations and Compliance
Homeowners associations (HOAs) provide many benefits to residents, from managing amenities to maintaining common areas and enforcing the association’s rules and regulations. Homeowner compliance...
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Guidelines for Creating Community-Friendly Association Rules
Let’s face it, we all need rules. Knowing what’s acceptable and – perhaps more importantly, what isn’t – helps set standards and define expectations and consequences. Kn...