Michael Hunter

Michael Hunter

Should HOAs limit the number of rentals allowed?

Q: Would you speak to the wisdom (or lack thereof) of my homeowners’ association amending its restrictive covenants to add a provision limiting the number of homes that can be owned by one individual or one entity? What are the legal issues in doing this other than following the method outlined in the covenants for amending the CCRs?

Michael Hunter

Who should be HOA’s registered agent?

Q: I am the president of a large residential homeowners association (“HOA”) in North Carolina, and a professional management company manages our HOA. Our board of directors has been asked to approve a change in our Registered Agent (and the Registered Office) from a North Carolina law firm to our community manager and his office. Thus, the community manager and the Registered Agent would be the same person. Is this arrangement proper, legal, or advisable?

Michael Hunter

HOA members use fake documents to skirt pet rules

Q: We live in a condominium near Lake Norman. We have a 30-pound weight restriction on pets, as well as a prohibition on certain breeds that are deemed aggressive. Several residents have moved in and presented us with “Service Dog Certificates” so that their 50- or 60-pound dogs can live here by virtue of the federal housing guidelines. It’s quite obvious that these certificates were obtained online and that these dogs are not trained service dogs. Is there a process for us to verify these certificates? It’s getting to be quite a problem.

Videos

Scenes from Panthers and Titans second joint practice

The Carolina Panther and the Tennessee Titans hold their second of two joint practices at Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville, TN on Thursday, August 17, 2017.
David T. Foster III The Charlotte Observer
Scenes from Panthers and Titans second joint practice 1:28

Scenes from Panthers and Titans second joint practice

Panthers CB James Bradberry evaluates Titans receivers, joint practices 1:02

Panthers CB James Bradberry evaluates Titans receivers, joint practices

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Rayquan Borum enters plea in Justin Carr's fatal shooting

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