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Charlotte homeowners ask for HOA management company be investigated

PLEASE NOTE, COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT, LIMITED IS IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH CAM or Carolina Association Management listed in this news story.

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Some Charlotte homeowners asked that their homeowners association management company be investigated.

The homeowners said that they have paid dues for years when they weren’t even part of the homeowners association.

Eyewitness News found that their manager has had problems before.

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Fair Debt Collection

Since assessments are fees for maintenance and use of utilities and not consumer debt, many association board members wonder if their communities are subject to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).  Some may be surprised to learn most state and federal courts consider assessment to be “debts” according to this definition: Read more

Playing with Fire

Few association budgets can accommodate the huge sums of money required to pursue or defend a lawsuit, and no one is happy to see an association’s money spent on lawyers.

Beyond the expense, a lawsuit can put you and your neighbors through the emotional wringer and create irreparable damage to personal relationships as well as obstacles to effective governing.

The best way to spare your community such trauma is by studying your community’s governing documents, understanding your legal responsibilities and staying alert for these common legal predicaments.

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