SOUTH CAROLINA – State lawmakers file HOA regulation bill

CarolinaLive.com:  State lawmakers file HOA regulation bill
By Liz Cooper
January 16, 2015

Homeowner’s Associations are meant to regulate neighborhoods, but they operate with few regulations for themselves.  A proposed bill by state lawmakers would restrict Homeowner’s Associations.

Right now South Carolina doesn’t have any laws how HOAs operate, but some people who deal with HOAs every day say they have too much power and something needs to be done.

State Representative Nelson Hardwick from Surfside Beach is one of close to a dozen lawmakers who sponsored the HOA regulation bill.

“We’re trying to get to the core of the issue. Where if someone has an issue, they have a forum to confront the people they feel are doing them wrong and have a conversation and hopefully resolve it without hiring an attorney,” said Hardwick.

Right now, any disputes between homeowners and HOA board members require an attorney.

Hardwick says the HOAs hire the attorneys using HOA fees.  Read more:

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