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Must vendor contracts be disclosed to HOA members?

Mike HunterQ: 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.

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CA: HOA’s hoarding policy gets mixed reviews

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Many readers and residents said a Laguna Woods Village homeowners association is overstepping its boundaries with a policy that would compel residents suspected of having excessive clutter in their homes to allow the HOA to inspect their homes for hoarding and to remove the clutter.
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CA: HOA wants to inspect hoarders’ homes

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Residents in Laguna Woods Village’s largest homeowners association who are suspected of having excessive clutter in their homes could be compelled to allow the HOA to inspect their homes for hoarding and to remove the clutter under a new policy.
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The Right to Inspect Records

    Pursuant to the South Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act, members of incorporated community associations are entitled to inspect and copy certain records. The Act distinguishes between automatic access and limited access to records.

Automatic Access
    A member is entitled to inspect or copy these documents at a reasonable time and place. The member must provide written notice at least five days prior to the date the member wishes to view the records. The member is not required to make a showing of good faith or proper purpose, although the member must pay reasonable charges incurred. The following records fall under this category:

  • Articles of incorporation
  • Bylaws Resolutions adopted by the board of directors
  • Minutes of all meetings of members and records of all actions approved by the members for the past 3 years
  • All written communications to members generally within the past 3 years, including the financial statements furnished for the past 3 years
  • A list of the names and business or home address of its current directors and officers
  • Most recent reports required by the Secretary of State

Limited Access
    A member may inspect limited access documents at a reasonable time and place. The member must provide written notice of a demand to copy and inspect at least five days prior to the date the member wishes to view the records. This demand must be made in good faith and for a proper purpose, which must relate to the requestor’s interest in the corporation based on his or her status as a member. It is also necessary for the member to describe with reasonable particularity the purpose and the records sought so the corporation is generally informed of the

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