Category Archives: Ask the Experts

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To Pay or Not to Pay. . .

Q:  I live in a subdivision with recorded deed restrictions that address the use of the property, but the restrictions have no provisions for the establishment of an HOA, maintenance assessments, dues, or fines. The developers recorded a letter of authority to the HOA that states that the...
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The End of the Age of “Mad Men”

Adam Beaudoin The past twenty years have seen a dramatic uptick in the regulation of smoking, as dozens of states and hundreds of cities and counties have enacted laws making designated public places "smoke-free."  For its part, the North Carolina legislature passed an anti-smoking law in 2009 which...
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HOA Fines – Revenue or Enforcement?

Q:  Can a North Carolina homeowners’ association impose a recurring fine for a violation of the restrictive covenants (CCRs) after the violation has been cured? In short, are fines permissible as a revenue stream instead of just to force compliance with the CCRs? A:  By statute (N.C.G.S. § 47F-3-107.1)...
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