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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 On July 13, 2021, the Washington Governor rescinded Proclamation 20-51 effective as of 11:59 p.m. on July 24, 2021.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
WSCAI's CA Day!
WSCAI's CA Day is coming up on September 24! Please come see Dave Silver and Alexis Ducich speak about how to turn defensible enforcement matters into indefensible collections actions, or join Dan Zimberoff and others to learn about unit water events and how to handle them. Barker Martin attorneys will be at the booth all day. We look forward to seeing you! read more
Deciphering Association Records Requests
This past weekend I spoke at the Community Association Institute's ("CAI") South Sound Law Day on the topic of association records. Based on the number of questions from the audience on owner requests to obtain or review records, I thought I'd summarize some highlights here. read more
Can't We All Just Get Along?
There are certain situations in life that tend to bring out the worst in people, and one of those is when neighbors just cannot seem to get along. Whether at an HOA or condominium, when people of diverse personalities and interests, who would otherwise not be connected in any way, are forced to live in close proximity to one another, it can be a recipe for conflicts, particularly when owners refuse to compromise or communicate with one another. I have yet to see a set of governing document that expressly requires owners to be friends and get along. read more