North Carolina condominium and planned community associations have been required to conduct their meetings (board and membership) in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order (“Robert’s Rules”) since 2005. While South Carolina associations are not statutorily required to follow Robert’s Rules, some are required to by their governing documents. Following Robert’s Rules may be a little…Read more
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South Carolina Homeowners Association Act and Department of Consumer Affairs Services for Homeowners and Homeowners Associations Act became law on May 17, 2018 After years of trying, the South Carolina legislature has passed significant legislation regulating various aspects of homeowners association governance and administration. The South Carolina Homeowners Association Act and The Department of…Read more
Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes. Over and over again the Courts have said that there is…Read more
Fines are Fine but Penalties are NOT in South Carolina Until very recently, the question of the authority of a homeowners association to fine its members had never been squarely addressed by a South Carolina appellate court. That changed this past summer when the South Carolina Court of Appeals decided Brown v. Spring Valley Homeowners Association, Inc. …Read more
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