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  • Court of Appeals Decides that HOA Is Not Required to Enforce Parking Restrictions (WA)
    The Washington Court of Appeals has issued an unpublished opinion concerning a property owner’s claim that his homeowners association is legally obligated to enforce parking restrictions.   Read the article……………………………
  • Court Upholds Association’s Decision to Refrain from Enforcing Covenant (WA)
    In a recent unpublished Washington Court of Appeals opinion, a lot owner had sued his homeowners association and contended that it had a duty to take certain actions with regard to parking enforcement.   Read the article………………………………
  • Can my HOA do that? A guide to homeowners association regulations in Washington state
    Nearly a third of Washington state residents live in a community association, according to research from the Community Associations Institute. In 2021, the most recent data shows, there were more than 10,000 associations in the state, with over 2.4 million people living in them.   Read the article………………………………..
  • HOA Budgeting Tips: Understanding the Shifting Insurance Market
    The insurance market has always been a dynamic arena, with predicting stability often resembling a high-stakes gamble. Even seasoned insurance agents, with their wealth of experience, find themselves in uncharted territory given the current market landscape. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the current state of the insurance market, shedding light on the unprecedented developments that have rocked the industry and providing HOA budgeting tips for board members looking at insurance costs.    Read the article………………………..
  • New Washington Law Related to Licensed Child Care Services in Associations
    The Washington Legislature recently passed House Bill 1199, which directly affects the rights of homeowners and condominium unit owners and their respective associations as it relates to the provision of licensed child care services. This bill became effective on May 1, 2023 and amends all existing acts which govern associations   Read the article………………………..
  • Washington Court of Appeals Upholds Condo Declaration’s Exculpatory Clause
    The Washington Court of Appeals recently ruled in an unpublished opinion that a condominium’s declaration exculpated the condominium association from any liability arising out of an owner’s claim that the association neglected to maintain a common element.   Read the article………………………..
  • Washington’s New Requirements for Construction Defect Notices – Does the New Statutory Language Contain an Error?
    On July 23, 2023, changes to Washington’s construction defect notice statute, RCW 64.50.020, took effect. The new requirements apply to construction defect notices sent on behalf of condominium associations. But does the statute, as written, contain an error?   Read the article………………………..

Washington Article Archives

 

Washington Laws

Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act 

Condominium Act

Homeowners Associations

Horizontal Property Regime Act

Nonprofit Corporation Act

 

Washington Condominium & HOA Resources

Community Associations Institute –  Greater Washington Chapter

Oregon Washington Community Association Managers – was established in 2002 to serve community association managers and service providers of the Pacific Northwest. The primary goals are to enhance professional image, represent proposed licensing and legislation, promote education and provide a network for business opportunities.

Washington State Case Law on Homeowners’ Associations 1980-2006

The law firm of Vial Fotheringham LLP has a large number of articles available

The law firm of Barker Martin has a number of resources available including  Webinars

 

Washington Condominium & Homeowner Association Blogs

 

Seattle Condominium and Homeowners Association Attorney

Washington State Homeowner and Condominium Associations

Condo HOA Blog

Videos from Vial Fotheringham

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