May 8, 2018

Homeowners’ Association Planning & Disputes


A residential subdivision.

Planned communities serve many desirable purposes. From protecting property values to maintaining neighborhood standards, careful management of your association can improve the quality of life of residents and property owners within your neighborhood.

We have experience providing representation and advice for effective management of a planned community. Some of the most commonly occurring issues we see in this practice area include:The North Carolina Planned Community Act (N.C. Gen. Stat. ยง47F) controls most of the planned communities in North Carolina. The legal authority to operate a Planned Community comes from the Act, as well as an individual community’s founding documents: the Declaration, Bylaws, and Articles of Incorporation. Sometimes, the creation and operation of a planned community can require interaction and cooperation with other regulatory authorities.

  • Collecting assessments from non-paying members;
  • Effective enforcement of restrictive covenants;
  • Amending Covenants and Bylaws;
  • Entering into transactions on behalf of the Association;
  • Legal disputes between individuals and community managers

Karolyi-Reynolds, PLLC has extensive experience representing owners’ associations (i.e. Homeowners’ Associations, Property Owners’ Associations, Condominium Owners’ Associations), developers, and individuals with property in a planned community. Whether you are addressing a planning issue or a dispute, or simply seeking information about management of a planned community, we encourage you to contact us.