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Help Contesting Homeowners Association Fines Or Enforcement Actions In North Carolina

Homeowner associations (HOAs) help preserve community structure and property values, and they really can be useful. They can also sometimes be overbearing and issue fines or take enforcement actions that are unwarranted or unfair.

I am attorney Bob Morton, and I have more than 25 years of experience advocating for the interests of North Carolina residents against HOAs when they act beyond the scope of their authority or violate the rules of their own Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs).

Violation Notices And Enforcement Actions Are All Too Common

According to the Community Association Institute, one out of every four homeowners living in an associated-governed community end up in a significant disagreement with their HOA, and less than half of those are resolved in the homeowner’s favor.   Consulting with an attorney is often advisable for your HOA dispute, whether that involves:

  • Architectural changes
  • Maintenance disputes
  • HOA failure to enforce restrictions
  • Architectural Review Disputes
  • Assessment fees
  • Fee distribution
  • Pet restrictions
  • Parking restrictions
  • Use issues
  • Noise violations

Whether you have just received a violation letter or some other notice or you have already been threatened with additional enforcement actions, you need to act quickly.  Penalties, fees and fines can start to add up quickly.   For helping those with HOA disputes, I generally recommend starting with a fee-based initial consultation where I provide a brief review of the pertinent documents followed by a 30-minute call to discuss the details with you.   My goal is to help you evaluate your HOA conflict.  Based on the facts and law of your situation, I help you understand your rights- and your obligations and help you develop an action plan going forward.

After an initial consultation, most people feel equipped to deal with their HOA issue on their own.   In some cases, I am asked to provide additional services.

Call Today For Help With Your North Carolina HOA Issue

Many lawyers represent HOAs, but few represent the “little guy” in the situation. That’s what I do. If you have a dispute with your homeowners association, do not give up without a fight. Call me at 919-944-4856 or email me to schedule your initial consultation today.