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  • RECOMMENDATIONS TO HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS – RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

    Our HOA team wanted to take the opportunity to provide some proactive advice on certain protocols during the current public health emergency.  We have received an unprecedented number of calls and emails asking about legal implications of cancelling or postponing meetings or suspension of amenities or community activities.  The attorneys in our office have collectively agreed on the following global advice:  First, use your best judgment and keep in mind your fiduciary responsibility Read more...

  • SECURE ACT OF 2019

    Congress recently passed, and the President signed into law, the SECURE Act of 2019. This new federal tax law may affect how you plan for retirement. Most of the provisions of the new law go into effect this year. Here is a partial list of some of the important changes:      Maximum age for contributions to traditional IRAs is repealed      Minimum age for required distribution is raised from 70 ½ Read more...

  • SERVICE ANIMAL VS. SUPPORT ANIMAL

    On January 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development issued new guidance on animals that individuals with disabilities may request as a reasonable accommodation.  The guidance is intended for housing providers, a term which includes apartments but also homeowners’ associations (HOAs). The guidance clarifies the two types of assistance animals – (1) service animals; and (2) other animals that do work, perform tasks, provide assistance, and/or provide therapeutic emotional support Read more...

  • 2nd Edition of Common Interest Communities in NC Released

    The North Carolina Bar Association released the Second Edition of Common Interest Communities in North Carolina on Friday February 15, 2019.  The book follows on the First Edition which was published in 2013 by Brian S. Edlin.  In the 6 years since the First Edition of Common Interest Communities was published, there have been a number of changes in the law affecting planned communities and condominiums.  The Second Edition updates the law in Read more...

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