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Welcome Sam!

Hey everyone, as we slide into these last few weeks of 2020, there are few things that we will miss about this year. But as bad as it has been, we were very lucky to have so many of you as clients and others as community manager partners in our joint representation of community associations. So first, we wanted to say a big thanks from all of us at Barker Martin for making our 2020 quite positive in that respect. And for keeping us busy! And speaking of busy, we are so excited to announce that Samantha Brown has joined our general counsel group! read more

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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

Why Won't My Insurer Accept My Friend Request?

Unless your insurance company is friends with you on Facebook, it probably isn't reading your thrice daily updates on your life. While most people don't want their insurer keeping daily tabs on them, it may be in your best interest to keep your insurance company informed. Failing to keep your insurer in the loop may cost you a lot of money. read more

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WSCAI Made for Managers Day - Tuesday September 29th

WSCAI Made for Managers Day is Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 8:30a to 3:15p and will be a virtual event! There will be multiple different classes offered throughout the day on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to, best practices and tips for planning and running an efficient Board meeting, guidance on how to enforce the association's governing documents, and a chance to ask questions and get advice from a panel of PCAMs. read more

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Collections During a Pandemic

Many associations have inquired whether there are any restrictions in taking collections action to recover unpaid assessments. Currently, the Cares Act and other federal laws do not prevent associations from proceeding with collections, including initiating a personal obligation or foreclosure lawsuit. Likewise, there is not a Washington or Oregon state law preventing an association from sending delinquency notice letters, recording liens, or filing lawsuits. read more

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