Barker Martin

Condo-HOA Blog

Paying Association Board Members

With budget season upon us, I always receive a few calls or emails inquiring about paying board members for serving on the board. I get it, it can often be a very big responsibility and is often a thankless position. read more


Better a Dead Horse Than a Dead Claim

In about five minutes, you are going to think to yourself, "I feel like I've heard this from him before." Allow me to save you the trouble, what I am going to say I have definitely said before. read more


Join Us in Welcoming….

Please join us in welcoming Lauren Olson! Lauren is an attorney based in our Seattle office and will primarily be assisting with general counsel related matters. read more


A Summer of Changes: ACC Regulations in Your Community

As summer ambles on and the pandemic lingers more homeowners are making changes to their homes than ever before. While this is often a good thing, it can turn ugly and litigious very quickly. No one likes to be told what they can and cannot do to their home! This is especially true if your association does not have proper rules and procedures in place to regulate homeowner changes. HOAs and Condos alike should have ARCs or ACCs (architectural review/control committees) set up to ensure that any work done is consistent with the community, does not reduce neighbors' home values, and does not jeopardize or impede any common areas/elements or limited common areas/elements. read more


Washington Associations: Collections Update

Recently, there have been two major changes in Washington law that impact association collections. On July 13, 2021, the Washington Governor rescinded Proclamation 20-51 effective as of 11:59 p.m. on July 24, 2021. read more

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