Condominium Law Group Zoom Q&A - July 21, 2021

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July 21, 2021 Topics:

  • Gil Price remembrance via WSCAI, celebration of life details to come.
  • Governor's Proclamation 20-51 - RESCINDED effective July 24 at midnight.
  • Senate Bill 5011 - takes effect July 25, 2021.
  • House Bill 1482 - took effect May 10, 2021.
  • Reminders: recording fee increase beginning July 25, 2021.
  • Eviction moratorium extended through September 30, 2021.
  • Statewide burn ban.
  • Homeowner Assistance Fund, part of American Rescue Plan Act.
  • Clarification re: whether association can continue Zoom meetings without amending documents.
  • Adults only night at condo pool?
  • Do violation letters have to be signed by the board.
  • Difference between retainer agreement and fee agreement. Industry standard in WA.
  • Are associations required to allow owners to remedy a violation before they can find the owner?
  • How to document/memorialize unanimous board decisions made outside of a board meeting.
  • How to handle owners smoking marijuana, now legal, in their units or on their balconies/in their yards.
  • How to handle e-mails from owners; communications policy.
  • Enforcement options when an owner is violating the rules and is willing to just pay the fines assessed.
  • What records you have to show an owner when requested (also covered in 7/14/21 Q&A).
  • Tree maintenance questions.
  • Weed removal questions.
  • Change in square footage of unit by county, and whether that affects percentage allocations in condominium.
  • How to handle an owner who installed a non-conforming window.
  • Subfloor responsibility when an owner is having carpet installed.
  • Resale certificate questions.