Barker Martin

Condo-HOA Blog - Horizontal Property Regimes Act

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

Court Says Unanimity Required for Old Act Condos to Convert Common Areas

In a recent decision, Lake v. Woodcreek Homeowners Association, Division I of the Washington Court of Appeals held that a homeowner adding a bonus room onto his unit actually converted common area to part of his unit under the theory that the air space around his unit was common area because common areas were defined as anything "not expressly described as part of the individual residence apartments or as limited common area." read more

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