Condominium Law Group Zoom Q&A - October 6, 2021

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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 with any specific question and/or circumstances. The comments in this Zoom Q&A are intended for informational purposes only.

Today's Topics:

  • CA Day coming up on October 9.
  • Indoor and outdoor mask mandates.
  • Effective 10/25/21, King County will require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test for outdoor public events with 500+ people and at indoor entertainment and recreation establishments, including bars, restaurants, gyms, etc.
  • Seattle eviction moratorium extended through January 2022. Landlords newly required to give 6 months' notice of rent increase.
  • WA eviction moratorium extended through 10/31/21. Prohibits evictions for non-payment of rent only.
  • Statewide burn ban expired 9/30/21.
  • Homeowner Assistance Fund, part of American Rescue Plan Act.
  • Letting owners' roommates, tenants, or relatives attend an open board meeting on their behalf.
  • Discussion of due process in fine notices.
  • How to make sure your insurance policies comply with the requirements in your Declaration.
  • Handling ACC requests and related rules violations separately.
  • How to get more owners to volunteer as board members.
  • RCW 24.03 (non-profit corporations act) requirement that a member list, including addresses and voting allocations, be available for inspection at and after association meetings.
  • Voting on declaration amendments via email.
  • Whether HOAs (formed under RCW 64.38) have a resale certificate requirement.
  • Whether open meeting requirement means association has to give owners notice of board meetings.
  • How to handle voting by mail in general.
  • Whether you can accept budget ratification votes by mail.
  • If allowing voting by mail, can you skip the budget ratification meeting?
  • What Senate Bill 5011 changed about meeting notices for board meetings.
  • When it is reasonable to "skip" unanimous written consent by board, or notice to owners of board meeting, if an emergency is occurring.
  • Secret ballots.
  • Hard surface flooring.
  • Resident caught stealing package on CCTV.
  • How to distribute ballots at a meeting.