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Tree in Lincolnton NC damaged HOA structure - who removes?

A tree on County property in NC has roots which have damaged a structure on the HOA common ground. We want the County to remove the tree as we cannot repair the structure with the tree in play. Who should remove the tree?

North Carolina condo owner has big questions for their association's board

Our condo association board thinks they have the right to make all decisions such as hiring ofmanagement company and hiring service providers, yet they do not understand they have a fiduciary obligation to owners and that owners are the ones to vote for a new management company.


North Carolina radon alert! HOA unit over the limit. Who's responsible?

We live in a condo building in North Carolina with 35 units. One condo owner did a radon test and it was found to be slightly higher than the limit considered safe. No high radon reading has been found in the common areas. Whose responsibility is it to remediate the unit - the owner's or the HOA's?


Teeth For Collection Policy

Our HOA is not shy about applying a lien and then foreclosing on a condo for failing to pay assessments. What we find difficult to collect are the one time late fees of $20. Currently we are considering a revision to our Collection Policy adding more teeth or sting for anyone not paying the fee.


Greensboro Housing Authority buys condo building and charges owners

I purchased a new condo 7+ years ago. 8 of 12 owners did short sales after Greensboro Housing Authority purchased the building that we lived in and an incomplete building

What are the regulations for HOA board re-elections in North Carolina?

I'm part of the Board of a Homeowners Association. We would like to know what are the regulations in North Carolina for re-election of the board. Can we request secret ballots?


Tenant's Dog Gone, Odor Remains In My Home

My neighbor rents out her condo and her tenant stored a dog in his garage. The garage wall is shared with my living quarters. A foul odor is coming into my home. He has since removed the dog. My home still has the foul odor and the garage has not been properly cleaned.

The HOA is not following the declarations which states they have to send notices and fine the owner if they fail to clean up the damages. The property manager sent me a letter on behalf of the board telling me to file a claim with my insurance company. My insurance company adjuster said she need to see visible damage.

Can I file an insurance claim against the Board for not following the declarations of our community in resolving resident issues? Do I have to hire an attorney or file in small claims against the owner or the board?

How can I make the owner clean up her side including her drywall, shared wall and the damages to my property? Everyone keeps referring me back to my HOA and they are not doing anything to help.

-Marie in NC


Who has cheap phone line solution for condo buildings?

Here in North Carolina we are required by law to have a dedicated phone lines for the fire alarm and elevator along with a backup phone line to fire alarm. With three buildings that is nine business lines.  Any suggestions on alternative, more cost effective solutions?


Condo owner questions Board requirement on property insurance

I am a member of a North Carolina Condo Association.  Can the Condo Association require that a condo unit owner put the name of the Association on personal property insurance (as with a mortgage company)?

This is not in the Declarations or Bylaws, and our Board of Directors has a tendency to make up rules as they see fit, without taking a vote from the condo owners.  We provide to them a copy of our insurance policy, but they do not have a right to that money anyway.

If I am responsible for damage, then my insurance will cover it.  I don’t feel the Condo Association has any right to the money in the same way a mortgage company would.  Am I wrong?


HOA Board member billing inappropriate expenses to the HOA

For the second time this year, a member of our HOA Board has submitted expenses for items that were contrary to responsibilities for the HOA. For the first expenditure, the Board admonished the member and included an explanation of why. For the second expenditure, the member will be asked, with the approval of the other Board members, to return the monies to the HOA.

Based on my four-year history on the Board with this member, they will undoubtedly refuse to return the monies. A motion will then be entertained to excuse the person from office, without cause (our Bylaws permit this), for the remainder of their term, which is at the end of this month.

I have reviewed Robert’s Rules and have not found an answer to this question. How can we prevent this person from nominating themselves at the election next month and not allow them on the ballot for at least one year?



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