Q: I am on my HOA’s board of directors. From time to time HOA members request HOA information, and I know under N.C. laws that nonprofit corporations must maintain certain records and make them available for inspection by HOA members. Do executed contracts between the HOA and vendors fall under this right to inspection? I am all for openness and transparency in HOA affairs, but I also have a duty to properly manage the affairs of the HOA. I want to be sure before allowing a member to inspect a contract.
Q: I am considering running for a seat on my HOA board. We are a community of about 80 homes. I am concerned about my indemnity as a board member. I tried to find a clause in my bylaws, but I can’t seem to locate wording that speaks directly to that. Our HOA property manager directed me to Chapter 47F of the North Carolina General Statutes (the NC Planned Community Act), but I still don’t see any language that would prevent a lawsuit from being directed toward me personally for action I take as a director of the HOA. Can you shed some light on this?
Q: I read your article in the Charlotte Observer about HOAs being nonprofit corporations and the rights of members to inspect the HOA’s records. Where can I find all of the information that you referred to in your column?
News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network