HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION INFORMATION
The information provided by HOPB is for educational purposes only and it's not meant to provide or to be construed as legal advice. Any legal questions, should be directed to your attorney. We cannot respond to questions regarding the law.
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & RESOURCES
North Carolina Government Portal - Search for government information by topic and agency.
Housing Discrimination Section of the Civil Rights Division - The agency investigates fair housing discrimination complaints. If you believe you have experienced housing discrimination, you can file a complaint with this agency. You can also call (919) 431-3030 or toll free at (866) 324-7474 to file a complaint.
North Carolina Department of Justice -The office of the attorney general plays an important role in protecting the state's citizens.
North Carolina Secretary of State - Information on elections, businesses, licensing, and securities.
HOA Search - You can conduct a search using the name of your community or subdivision to find the contact information for your association or management company.
North Carolina Department of Agriculture -The agency provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues.
HOA LAWS AND REGULATIONS
North Carolina State Fair Housing Act - N.C.G.S. Chapter 41A - This Chapter protects North Carolinians from housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, and disability.
Unit Ownership Act - N.C.G.S. Chapter 47A - This Chapter applies to all condominiums created within the state of North Carolina before October 1, 1986.
North Carolina Condominium Act - N.C.G.S. Chapter 47C - This Chapter applies to all condominiums created after October 1, 1986.
Nonprofit Corporation Act - N.C.G.S. Chapter 55A
Legal Opinion - Condominium Act
PRIVATE SECTOR RESOURCES
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency - Find solar access policies and incentives
UNDERSTAND YOUR HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION
Duties of HOA Board Members
HOA FEES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
LATEST ARTICLES & ANALYSES
Condominium living can be a great experience. You get the community feeling of an apartment complex with the financial benefits of homeownership. But before purchasing a condo, you need to know what you’re getting into. Condo associations offer tangible benefits and services to their members, but members also owe certain obligations to the association and duties to their neighbors. Of course, condo associations are not all the same, and the legal framework governing condominiums varies from state to state. In general, though, there are a few important principles every condo owner or prospective purchaser should keep in mind.
Voting rights and procedures for members of a community association are extremely important as the right to vote for the Board of Directors and other important issues that affect a member’s ownership and use of his or her property are central to an HOA members fundamental interest. Thus, members of homeowners’ associations should familiarize themselves with the applicable bylaws and rules of the community so that the processes and procedures are known and understood. This knowledge will prepare members to vote on important issues with a clear understanding of the processes involved.
An elected HOA board is tasked with general administration and operation of the association, including enforcement of covenants, restrictions, and rules. When running smoothly, a board serves a valuable purpose in the community, helping to maintain an orderly, peaceful neighborhood. Unfortunately, though, friction between an HOA board and individual members, or even among board members, is not uncommon. And the resulting conflict can lead to litigation and other unpleasantness.