Condominium Law Group Zoom Q&A - May 25, 2022

Condominium Law Group Zoo…

Representing WA State condominium and homeowner associations. Questions? Email us:

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.

Today's Topics:

  • Secretary of State electronic filing for non-profit corporate filings still unavailable indefinitely.
  • Are owners entitled to know how individual board members voted on specific actions?
  • Is it a conflict of interest to hire a lawyer related to a board member?
  • Discussion of board votes via email; whether boards can reconsider previous decisions.
  • How to regulate home-swaps in community.
  • Discussion of RCW 64.38.035 (re: HOA meetings).
  • Who can act as an owner's proxy?
  • Board decisions made outside of board meeting; unanimity requirement.
  • Whether decisions made unanimously via email should be ratified and included in the minutes at next meeting.
  • What notices may be sent electronically if an owner opts in?
  • How to handle smells from an owner growing pot in their garage or unit.
  • Is there a duty to disclose when a board member has info relevant to a board decision?
  • Paying for an audit - special assessment? Borrowing from reserves?
  • How does WA's 2-party consent rule (RCW 3.73.030) apply when an owner wants to record an association meeting?
  • Proper procedures for nominating, seconding, and electing a board member.
  • What language, if any, do Associations need in their documents to authorize discretionary funds being used on community social events?