Condominium Law Group Zoom Q&A - May 17, 2023

Condominium Law Group Zoo…

Today's Topics:

  • Commingling association funds w/ board member business funds (NO!!!!), board member taking "commission" on ass'n projects.
  • Restricting the number of occupants per unit.
  • Definition of "family member" when unit is rented.
  • If a married couple owns two units, can they both serve on board? Do they have two votes or just one?
  • RCW prohibiting board member use of proxies for voting, quorum requirements, and signing contracts.
  • Directors vs. officers, delegating day-to-day management of community, whether to hire management company.
  • What does WUCIOA stand for and what are the pros/cons?
  • Next steps with bills that have been signed into law.
  • Difference between declaration amendment and board resolution.
  • Communications, association records, and disclosure to owners.
  • Can the board remove a board member? Can the board member that is removed be reelected?
  • How to approach and electric vehicle charging policy.
  • Retyping a "clean" copy of governing documents.
  • What belongs in rules vs. declaration amendment?
  • Add'l questions about rules.
  • How to handle multiple families living in a "single family home."
  • Can Declaration require a larger percentage of ownership vote than the statute requires to require the board to call a special meeting?
  • Can a developer defer lots assessments to the buyer during phases?
  • Are governing documents contracts?
  • How to approach amending governing documents (targeted amendment vs. restatement).

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DISCLAIMER - The discussions in this Zoom Q&A are not legal advice and cannot be used to advise any particular association (or owner) with any specific question and/or circumstances. The comments in this Zoom Q&A are intended for informational purposes only.