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Being Threatened with Legal Action? What Community Association Boards Can Do to Protect Themselves
For homeowner's association volunteers, a very real concern is the possibility of legal threats that may be levelled against the board.  In a recent “Ask the Experts” webinar, Att...
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The FHA, ADA, and Community Associations: What Boards Need to Know (Part 1)
The Fair Housing Act (FHA) was created to ensure that Americans receive equal treatment when seeking housing and thereby made it illegal to discriminate against people based upon certain protected cla...
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The Role of the Community Association Attorney
People often view Community Associations as simple collections of rule-obsessed homeowners that do little more than debate the color of the flowers under the monument signs leading into the community....
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New NC Appellate Case May Impact Townhome Exterior Repairs
On August 4, 2020, the NC Court of Appeals issued an opinion that could impact townhome exterior repairs.The case is Shearon Farms Townhome Owners Ass’n II, Inc. v. Shearon Farms Dev., LLC. Shea...
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NC Community Association Legislative Update – June 24, 2020
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 &...
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Two Pairs of Eyes are Better Than One: Why Community Associations and Developers Should Have Separat...
North Carolina has the third most planned communities in the United States after California and Florida. All of these planned communities typically evolve in a similar three-step process. First, a rea...
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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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Navigating Local, Federal Laws Can Be Challenging For Property Owners Associations
One of the chief complaints I hear from potential clients is that it’s a confusing, time-consuming chore to ensure their property owners association is in full compliance with local, state and f...