NORTH CAROLINA – Meeting puts the focus on HOA rights

The Charlotte Observer:  Meeting puts the focus on HOA rights
Since taking office in 2011, Moore said, he’s received at least 3,000 complaints from state residents complaining about homeowners associations.

By Elisabeth Arriero
September 2, 2014
Residents fed up with their homeowners association will have a chance Sept. 16 to learn about pending legislation in the N.C. General Assembly that might change how associations conduct business.Homeowners for Education, Advocacy and Rights will host a meeting 6-8 p.m. at the Morrison Regional Library near SouthPark mall to discuss homeowner association rights.

Al Ripley, director of the consumer and housing project at the N.C. Justice Center, will be the main speaker. Ole Madsen, founder of HEAR4nc, also is expected to give a presentation, on pending homeowners association laws.

House Bill 883, for instance, would require that new HOA board members receive four hours of training on HOA laws within 60 days of starting their position. The N.C. Senate passed that bill out of the rules committee; it now is sitting in the Senate judiciary Subcommittee B.

“I think it would help them be better decision-makers as they serve on those boards,” said N.C. Rep. Rodney Moore, D-District 99, who co-sponsored the bill. “A lot of times you have people who serve on these boards and they really don’t understand that the fiduciary responsibilities are not only to that board but to their neighbors and their community.”

Moore said he’s hopeful that bill will pass.  Read more:

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