Tag Archive: condominium act

Standard of Care for Boards

Owners and Board members are often confused about what standard of care the law imposes on Board members, and with good reason.  The Condominium Act (the “New Act”) imposes one standard of care upon Board members, but that standard of care also applies to board members for “Old Act” condos (those formed under the Horizontal…

Super Priority Lien Basics

A lien is a document that records a debt, using a condo unit as collateral for the debt.  Ordinarily, a lien against real estate has “priority” based on the date the lien is recorded.  Once a lien is recorded, it becomes next in line to any liens previously recorded – first come, first served.  This…

Notice & Opportunity to be Heard

Over the past several weeks, we have dealt with many questions about the proper procedure to follow when issuing fines against owners who do not comply with association rules.  One important requirement that many associations do not know about or understand is the obligation to give owners notice and an opportunity to be heard before…

Introduction to Community Association Laws

Welcome to the Condominium Law Group Blog! Welcome to the newly minted Condominium Law Group, PLLC blog.  We are the newest condo law blog in Washington State, and we are excited to provide our readers with valuable information in the field of community association law.  Wait, community association law?  What’s that?  We think our first…

Tag Archive: condominium act

Standard of Care for Boards

Owners and Board members are often confused about what standard of care the law imposes on Board members, and with good reason.  The Condominium Act (the “New Act”) imposes one standard of care upon Board members, but that standard of care also applies to board members for “Old Act” condos (those formed under the Horizontal…

Super Priority Lien Basics

A lien is a document that records a debt, using a condo unit as collateral for the debt.  Ordinarily, a lien against real estate has “priority” based on the date the lien is recorded.  Once a lien is recorded, it becomes next in line to any liens previously recorded – first come, first served.  This…

Notice & Opportunity to be Heard

Over the past several weeks, we have dealt with many questions about the proper procedure to follow when issuing fines against owners who do not comply with association rules.  One important requirement that many associations do not know about or understand is the obligation to give owners notice and an opportunity to be heard before…

Introduction to Community Association Laws

Welcome to the Condominium Law Group Blog! Welcome to the newly minted Condominium Law Group, PLLC blog.  We are the newest condo law blog in Washington State, and we are excited to provide our readers with valuable information in the field of community association law.  Wait, community association law?  What’s that?  We think our first…