We believe that section 326 of the Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (“WUCIOA”) eliminates any restriction on assessment increases within the CC&Rs of an existing HOA. Our legal argument is strongest in cases of a special asses…
Can condominiums with fewer than 50 units vote to avoid having an annual audit? Only if their Declaration does not require an audit. The statute that requires both New and Old Act condominiums to conduct an annual audit provides that with a vote of 6…
The “Red Flags” Rule is a regulation which will go into effect December 31, 2010 and which will apply to all “financial institutions” and “creditors” with “covered accounts.” “Creditors” are defined as: any person who regularly ex…
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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