Homeowners Association (HOA) Law
Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP have proudly protected the rights of individuals and businesses in the North Carolina Triangle for more than forty-five years. Our attorneys have developed a practice in Homeowner's Association (HOA) law and we currently represent a significant number of homeowners and condominium associations in the Triangle area, including Wake, Durham, Orange, Alamance and Franklin Counties. Whether you are a member of a Board of Directors or are responsible for managing an association, our attorneys can help to ensure that your community is efficient and well-managed. Our extensive knowledge across legal disciplines includes Administrative Law, Bankruptcy & Collections, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Municipal/Zoning Law, Environmental Law, Personal Injury, Public Utilities Law, Real Estate, and Estate Planning and Administration. This enables us to bring multiple perspectives and expertise to a client's situation.
New community developments are often required to form a non-profit corporation chartered with maintaining common areas within the development. These entities are commonly known as Homeowner's Associations or community associations. In addition to maintaining the common areas, associations are also responsible for managing the community's finances and at the direction of the Board, enforce the guidelines in the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R).
Collecting unpaid assessments, enforcing the association's governing documents, handling disputes and dealing with contractors are just a few of the issues that Homeowner's Associations face on a daily basis. Serving as a member of your Board of Directors requires a significant investment of time and energy. No matter how committed you may be to managing affairs and addressing issues, you may not be equipped to handle complex association issues. Legal assistance can save the association money and headaches by improving efficiency and addressing situations before they escalate into expensive problems. As your legal counsel, Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP attorneys can help you to better understand the laws concerning Homeowner's Associations, assist in resolving disputes, and provide other services including:
- Development and enforcement of Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, CC&R's and other governing documents
- Counseling on interpretation of governing documents
- Notification of CC&R violations and application of penalties
- Collecting delinquent assessments
- Processing approval individual home exterior modifications to ensure cohesiveness of community appearance
- Construction defect litigation
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Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP has provided comprehensive legal services to individuals and businesses in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park, Wake County and throughout North Carolina from offices by the state capitol for over half a century. Our attorneys are licensed to practice before all North Carolina state and federal courts. Call (919) 899-9827 today, or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys about your concerns.