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Maintenance Fees - In North Carolina do they all have to be the same?

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We were told that by law (not sure whose law) that all Maintenance Fees at a particular resort need to be the same Regardless of Unit Size or Season. Our resort has both two bedroom and three bedroom units and the maintenance fee is exactly the same regardless of unit size and those with winter weeks (we are at a beach) pay the same as those with summer weeks. While we are not in that category, it doesn't seem fair that those with Winter weeks, who can't make use of the outdoor pool, snack shack, or tennis courts should pay the same fees as those with Summer weeks. We are trying to determine if this is an actual North Carolina or Dare County law or if it is simply something in the by-laws that could possibly be changed? I don't know where to begin to research this issue and I am hoping someone on TUG might be able to help. Sometimes things are said so often that no one ever checks out if they are really true. Thanks in advance.
 

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Since the dawn of time (in timeshare world?) ... all similar FW units would have the same MFs thru out the course of the year.

Size and view and location MAY/most likely DO effect the MF cost calculation for a resort. Phases can easily be at different rates. And I have never personally known a TIMESHARE resort to have the exact same MF for irregardless unit size ... unless in different resort phases or location (dumpster view for 3 bdr verses 1 bdr oceanfront).

ie My 2/2 ocean side of building costs $5 more per week per unit than the intercoastal view unit.

If you don't like that it ... buy into a points system. Low season costs LESS points as do really bad views (in most cases).

And that is WHY points systems are so popular.
 

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So does that mean it is a North Carolina law that all maintenance fees at a given timeshare have to be the same?
 

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Someone is pulling your leg!
 

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My guess it was in the CCR's. While changable it might require a super majority, which if your resort is like many it is difficult to even get a 10-15% quorum let alone a super majority especially when larger unit owners are likely to vote against as they are being subsidized by the small unit size owners.
 

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Actually, Outer Banks Beach Club is located in Kill Devil Hills.

This resort is located in Nags Head (OBX), NC.

My response was referring to the OP's question.....
"Maintenance Fees - In North Carolina do they all have to be the same?"

So, no; obviously, they don't have to be the same. I was referring to a resort where I own in North Carolina where the MFs aren't the same.
 

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ie My 2/2 ocean side of building costs $5 more per week per unit than the intercoastal view unit.
I suspect that difference is because of a difference in real estate taxes based on the fact that the market value of an ocean side week is greater than the market value of an intercoastal week. Florida varies taxes by season which makes sense. However, it is almost universal for state laws to require the same maintenance fees regardless of view or season. This is logical. Maintenance fees are not rent, but rather the costs of operating and maintaining the resort. Better views and seasons cost more to buy but generally not to maintain.
 
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