Installing Solar Panels When You’re Part of an HOA

Living in a Homeowners Association (HOA) community has many perks. Neighborhoods are managed through rules and regulations in order to maintain or raise property values. Generally, whenever a homeowner wants to make changes to their existing home, they need to get approval from their HOA. Yet, with solar panel installation in North Carolina, it’s not as…

Changing Your Restrictive Covenants

Changing Your Restrictive Covenants

What your Homeowner’s Association Board Needs to Know before You Attempt to change Your Restrictive Covenants. The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently rendered an opinion reiterating that all amendments to the restrictive covenants (“CCRs”) governing a planned community must be reasonable.  As background, the existing law is that amendments to the CCRs must be…

HOA Voting

Maximize Votes at HOA Election

How to Maximize Votes at an Homeowner’s Association Meeting or Election. Many HOAs and condominium associations have annual meetings coming up this time of year, or special meetings to amend their covenants, conditions and restrictions (“CCRs”) or bylaws. What is the best way to collect the votes your HOA needs to elect a board or…

Board Votes Dooms Two Charlotte HOAs

Board Votes Dooms Two Charlotte HOAs

Failure to Hold Formal Homeowner’s Association Board Votes Dooms Two Charlotte HOAs There are times in the practice of homeowners’ association law when courts make rulings with which we as attorneys disagree but where an underlying principle or best practice is affirmed.  A prime example is the N.C. Court of Appeals’ opinion of November 1,…