A lien is a document that records a debt, using a condo unit as collateral for the debt. Ordinarily, a lien against real estate has “priority” based on the date the lien is recorded. Once a lien is recorded, it becomes next in line to any liens p…
Association attorneys can talk all day long about the “stick” approach to collecting delinquent assessments, because that’s what we do – we get involved after a delinquency already exists. However, the “carrot” approach to collecting asse…
We recently had an article published in the May/June 2010 editions of the Community Associations Journal, published by the Washington State Community Associations Institute. The article discussed our belief that adopting, understanding, and consisten…
The Legislature adopted new restrictions on all community associations’ ability to foreclose on homes for delinquent assessments. These restrictions are found in HB 1482. Key Provisions: You cannot start a foreclosure if less than 3 months of regul… Read More
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has issued many proclamations suspending and/or modifying state laws in order to provide financial relief to individuals affected by COVID-19. Recent proclamations affect what community associations can do when an… Read More
Many communities have questions about managing their common facilities in light of the COVID-19 virus. Associations need to balance the needs of the larger community against protecting the health and safety of their members. This memo contains genera… Read More
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