Condominium Law Group Zoom Q&A - July 28, 2021

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July 28, 2021 Topics:

  • Gil Price remembrance in WSCAI Journal; Celebration of Life planned for August 21 at noon on Zoom.
  • Governor's Proclamation 20-51 - RESCINDED effective July 24 at midnight.
  • Senate Bill 5011 - took effect July 25, 2021.
  • House Bill 1482 - took effect May 10, 2021.
  • Reminders: recording fee took effect July 25, 2021.
  • Eviction moratorium extended through September 30, 2021.
  • Utility termination ban through September 30, 3031.
  • CDC updated mask guidance, King County Mask Directive - all people, regardless of vaccination status, should wear masks in indoor public places.
  • Statewide burn ban.
  • Homeowner Assistance Fund, part of American Rescue Plan Act.
  • Whether associations can/should limit access to common areas and/or mandate masks again.
  • Utility termination.
  • Sending certificate of insurance to prospective buyers and their agents.
  • Is Survey Monkey a good tool for owner votes, board votes, etc.? (NO)
  • How to handle an owner putting a fence up around a limited common area to "turn it into" their own yard.
  • Using agreements when allowing reservations of amenities like clubhouses, guest suites, etc.
  • Whether an association has the authority to enter a unit for general inspections.
  • Business judgment rule is not a defense when board fails to investigate damage to common elements.
  • Whether 1482 assistance info can/should be included in all delinquency notices.
  • Tips for conducting meetings remotely.