Condominium Law Group Zoom Q&A - November 15, 2023

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Today's Topics:

  • Recording fees increasing by $100 on January 1, 2024.
  • No Q&A November 22, 2023.
  • Budgets should be done & meetings scheduled soon if you want to increase assessments on January 1!
  • Maintenance checklist
  • Anything single-family HOAs can do re: ADUs (accessory dwelling units), middle housing?
  • Should committee reports be included in, or noted in the board meeting minutes?
  • Did WA pass a law that eliminates caps on assessment increases?
  • Are minutes required for a budget ratification meeting?
  • Can a board decline to make budgeted monthly reserve contribution to keep extra funds in operating account? Are there disclosures necessary?
  • Discussion of Sheriff's Sale (auction) process.
  • Are three bids always required when selecting a contractor/vendor?
  • If the board does not approve a new budget, do we have to send it out to the owners anyways?
  • When are board decisions "official" or final? When are the minutes final? Does the approval (or not) of the minutes affect the finality of a board decision?
  • Are tenants allowed to attend annual/budget ratification meetings?
  • Are there rules on how owner payments are applied?
  • If the budget is rejected, does an association still have to pay an increase in management fee?

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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.