We have all been to one of those meetings – the ones where the association is facing a controversial issue with strong emotions on each side. The board and manager are usually anxious about how to handle the meeting, the competing arguments, and the emotions in the room. This can be a difficult role for the person chairing the meeting, especially if that person is (or is perceived to be) on one side or the other. So, what is the board or manager to do?
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The issue of whether South Carolina HOAs (with respect to Board Meetings) are subject to the “open meeting law” is an often-asked question. Following is an opinion on the issue, along with advice provided by one of our Chapter’s prominent HOA attorneys:
South Carolina does not have a statute which addresses Homeowner Associations of single family lots. There is a statute which addresses condominiums known as the Horizontal! Property Regime Act References are made in this Act to the to the contents of the Bylaws as to the administration of condo regimes but they are broad and genera! statements without much detail The subject of “open meetings” is not addressed.
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