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?
Two bills were introduced in the General Assembly yesterday that have huge implications to community associations:
(1) House Bill 165 is the anticipated omnibus bill from members of the House Select Committee on Homeowners Associations. The bill and its sponsors can be viewed at: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2011&BillID=hb165
(2) House Bill 183 would prohibit foreclosure for delinquent assessments. The bill and its sponsors can be viewed at: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2011&BillID=hb183
- If your home or building was built before 1978, it likely falls under the new federal lead law, which applies if more than 6 square feet of lead paint is disturbed. The HOA can decide to assume lead is present, or you our your contractor can test for lead with an EPA-approved lead test kit, available at most hardware stores. Or you can hire a certified professional to do the test.