News and Notes

Making Robert’s Rules of Order Work for You

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…
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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…
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Fines are Fine but Penalties are NOT in South Carolina

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. …
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