Respected Law Firm in Raleigh, New Bern and Morehead City, NC Represents Homeowners Associations
Our reputable legal team helps owners manage subdivisions and condominiums
Howard Stallings has represented homeowners associations in North Carolina since our firm was established in 1983. In addition to helping associations comply with local laws, our attorneys provide effective representation for any matter that requires a court appearance. Our business law firm is known throughout the state for handling corporate and commercial contracts, as well as commercial and residential real estate agreements. Our knowledgeable legal team works to negotiate, draft and review homeowners agreements for clarity, enforceability and appropriate scope.
Designing agreements that enhance property value
When establishing a homeowner’s association (HOA) and the related restrictive covenants, the real estate developer must attempt to respect private property rights while enhancing the value of units within a subdivision or condominium complex. Our attorneys realize that too restrictive an agreement could alienate prospective owners who want to personalize their premises, yet covenants that are too lax might permit conditions that reduce property value. We help developers strike a balance that makes their properties attractive to prospective buyers.
An HOA must also exercise powers that are necessary and proper, such as when entering into contracts, incurring liabilities and making assessments, for the upkeep of common areas and facilities. It must also be empowered to enter litigation to resolve disputes among homeowners and between homeowners and the association.
Our attorneys work to ensure that the powers granted the HOA comply with the law for such entities in North Carolina. With three decades of commercial real estate and residential real estate contract experience, Howard Stallings has the knowledge to provide highly competent legal services.
Clear governance guidelines for making assessments
The most fertile area for HOA controversy is in the assessments made to compel homeowners to pay for common expenses. Having an association agreement in place with clear bylaws for governance, transparency, and dispute resolution helps prevent members from feeling abused by the process and significantly reduces the prospects of conflict.
Consult with a highly competent HOA lawyer in Raleigh, New Bern and Morehead City, NC
As an experienced and highly qualified law firm, Howard Stallings proudly provides top-tier legal services in North Carolina. Our decades of real estate experience are an asset to any developer forming an HOA. For more information on our HOA services, call 919-821-7700 or contact us online.