SC Foreclosure Bill Passed House, Now in Senate—Potential Impacts on Your HOA

As recently reported in previous articles, the South Carolina Legislature is considering a bill that impacts the ability of community associations to collect assessments from non-paying members of their communities.  As originally drafted, the bill would have eliminated a community association’s ability to foreclose.  However, the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and its South Carolina Legislative Action Committee (SC-LAC) worked closely with members of the SC House of Representatives to propose an alternative approach to the original bill.  As a result, the proposed new law would require an additional hearing in the foreclosure process to ensure that homeowners are given ample … Continue reading

South Carolina Legislature Considering Two HOA Bills

Two bills, one dealing with the foreclosure process for homeowners associations and one dealing with HAM radios, have received attention from the South Carolina House of Representatives in the past weeks and are gaining momentum. On March 26, 2024, a subcommittee hearing took place at which both bills were considered. Here is some information about each: H.4549   (Amateur Radio Antenna Protection Act). This bill has had a number of Representatives add their names to the sponsorship of the bill, which is usually a sign that the bill has positive momentum. This bill may require all HOAs (which may include … Continue reading

Details on the 2019 National Community Association Law Seminar!

As past President of the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL), I try to provide details each year on the national Community Association Law Seminar. Without question, the Law Seminar is the premiere HOA and condo legal program held each year. This year’s Law Seminar is the 40th annual and will be held January 23-26, 2019, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, LA. While the Law Seminar is mostly attended by attorneys, it’s not limited to attorneys. Other participants include insurance professionals, community association managers, other industry leaders who wish to learn about HOA/condo law trends and practices. For … Continue reading

North Carolina Condo and HOA “Ask an Attorney Night” – April 22

Have a condo or HOA association question you’d like to ask a lawyer? The North Carolina Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) is hosting an “Ask an Attorney Night: Your HOA & Condo Questions Answered” on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 5-7:30 pm at the Sheraton Greensboro-Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC.  Topics could include: But it really depends on what questions are asked! Details are in the attached CAI-Ask-An-Attorney flyer.  Everyone is invited—homeowners, board members, community managers, or anyone interested in HOA’s and condos, but registration is required.  The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.  For more information on … Continue reading

Support CAI — Buy a Book!

Prior to having two books published last year, I hadn’t given much attention to the bookselling world. Sometimes I’d buy a book from the Community Associations Institute (CAI) bookstore at the Annual Conference or Law Seminar.  Or I might purchase a book from the National Association of Parliamentarians on meeting procedure. Or from Barnes & Noble if I happened to be there. Or from Amazon if there was free shipping. Book purchases were really about convenience, since all the books seemed to cost generally the same. In fact, when you think about it, why would any organization like CAI go to the trouble to maintain … Continue reading