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Washington's CA Day - Saturday, November 7, 2020

Washington Chapter of CAI is holding its annual CA Day on November 7, 2020. Like so many events this year, CA Day will be a virtual event! So, sleep in a little, put on something comfortable, and come learn from the comfort of your own home! The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. with multiple different classes offered throughout the day on a wide range of topics. read more

Fireworks During a Pandemic

No, this article is not claiming that fireworks will scare off COVID-19, although that would be nice. Quite the opposite is occurring. COVID-19 is causing the cancellation of most of the large-scale firework shows we are so used to seeing on the Fourth of July. While that is not a direct concern for Association's, the fallout is. In the absence of big firework shows, many association residents may want to buy and set off their own fireworks. This year, more than ever, associations should think ahead and remind residents about local government and association restrictions on the use of fireworks. read more

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Contracts in the Age of COVID-19

Associations across the country continue to try to operate as best they can during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay-at-home orders, social distancing requirements, and the closure of non-essential business are having an enormous impact on the day-today operations of associations and may have a significant impact on existing and future association contracts. read more

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WCIOA Presentations!

For those that were not able to attend our recent presentations on the Washington Common Interest Ownership Act ("WCIOA"), Barker Martin is offering to have our attorneys come to your management company and review the key aspects of this new and comprehensive "common interest community" statute that takes effect on July 1, 2018. read more

What is the Guarantee in a Guaranteed Maximum Contract?

Associations facing repair projects are often given the option of entering into a guaranteed maximum contract or G-Max contract with their contractor. These contracts are common for repair projects, whether the repairs are required because of defects and damage or because the component is at the end of its useful life. The implication that a guaranteed maximum contract caps the maximum amount your association will have to pay sounds great and can be a useful method of controlling costs. But, you should be aware that the guarantee is not absolute. read more

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