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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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Is foreclosure best option to get debt paid?

by: Mike Hunter

mike_hunterCharlotte attorney Michael Hunter specializes in community and condominium association law for the firm of Horack Talley.

Q. It seems in today’s economy that a lot of HOA foreclosures don’t result in a collection of the debt owed to the HOA. The owner either abandons the property, or the HOA lien is extinguished by the foreclosure of a superior deed of trust to a mortgage lender. It seems the HOAs rack up a lot of fees to foreclose against homeowners that are going to walk away from the debt one way or the other. Is there a better option?

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