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Is Your Association Prepared for Natural Disasters?

Natural disasters come in many shapes and sizes.  It could be a tornado, a flood, Superstorm Sandy, or a wildfire.  Regardless of the type of disaster, the devastation and loss is often overwhelming.  Nothing can fully prepare someone to handle the emotional impact of a natural disaster.  However, with some thought and planning before...

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Disability can lead to rule exemption

Q: Our condominium rules require dogs be on a leash when being walked in the common areas. One unit owner has a note from her doctor saying that she is not physically able to walk her dog on a leash.

In response, the board proposed an amendment to our declaration to allow a person with a doctor’s note to walk their dog in the common area at the rear of our property. The proposal was defeated at a meeting of the owners.

The dog owner insists she is going to walk her dog without a leash anyway. She refuses to hire a dog walker. Besides fining her, what can the board do?

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HOA can cut off services to delinquent condo

Q: We are researching how much leverage is afforded to our HOA board before starting lien and foreclosure proceedings on a condo unit that is in arrears on payment of HOA assessments. Does N.C. law allow an HOA to shut off the water to a unit that is past due on payment of association assessments, and when the owner has not responded to an offer of partial payment?

Condominiums offer a range of privileges and services to the unit owners, such as access to swimming pools and fitness centers, use of parking lots and garages, and the provision of utilities such as water. Those privileges are paid for by the assessments levied by the HOA against unit owners.

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