Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a statutory provision banning the recognition of same-sex marriages for federal purposes in June, business owners and their attorneys have been awaiting guidance from federal agencies as to how that ruling would change rules governing everything from tax exemptions to employment medical leave.Read More »
Jim Lane is a man on a mission. The Huntersville resident wants to reform and improve homeowners associations, which he believes have run amok and are “too controlling of residents’ lives.” Lane said he’s petitioning all Charlotte area HOAs and homeowners to join his new organization, "Greater Charlotte Alliance of Homeowners Associations." Homeowners in disputes with their HOAs will get some relief from two laws passed by the N.C. General Assembly during this year’s session, one of which takes effect Oct. 1.
Tagged with: Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Bill Bittenberger Gilead Ridge Greater Charlotte Alliance of Homowners Associations HOA foreclosures Home Owners Association of North Carolina Horack Talley Jim Lane Jim Laumann Mike Hunter N.C. General Assembly Rep. Rodney MooreRead More »
The development, construction and real estate industry had its share of the action during the 2013 legislative session, which ended last week. Here’s a quick rundown of what happened with bills introduced during the long session.Read More »
The N.C. Department of Transportation has paid one of the largest eminent domain settlements in the agency’s history to a shopping center that was essentially cut off from a major thoroughfare in Charlotte.Read More »
Last week, in a 4-0 vote, the council’s public safety committee gave its support to the proposal, which calls for rental property owners to give the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department their contact information, including business and home addresses and phone numbers.
Tagged with: Andy Dulin Beth Pickering Charlotte Regional Realtor Association Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Greater Charlotte Apartment Association Michael Barnes Patrick Cannon Real Estate & Building Industry CoalitionRead More »
In a setback for some in Charlotte’s multifamily industry, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has stayed a Superior Court judge’s decision that would have required the city to reimburse all trash-collection companies for fees incurred at the Charlotte Motor ...Read More »
The American Bar Association this month will be asked to endorse a proposed uniform law aiming at new standards for state government websites that host legal materials. The Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act is proposed by the Uniform Laws Commission to address a trend, still in its infancy, of shuttering public printers and posting laws only online. But shifting an entire system of laws to online-only postings puts our legal system at risk.Read More »
When Arrowpoint-Atrium bought three commercial properties at Arrowpoint Office Park in 2010, the deal went off without a hitch — except for one little technicality: The company changed its name to Beacon Investment Properties, a move that didn’t sit well ...Read More »