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A Rock and a Hard Place: Homeowners’ Associations

Homeowners’ and community associations (“Associations”) play a pivotal role in managing the collective aspects of residential communities. The basic premise of an Association is this: the Association is funded by fees collected from homeowners, and in return are tasked with the responsibility of maintaining common areas, shared amenities, and enforcing rules decided by the community. […]

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Can Association Members Be Bound by Unrecorded Declarations?

Yes, is the short answer. The long answer is yes if certain facts exist within your Homeowner Association (“HOA”) or other Community Association (both of these may be generally refer to as “Association”). The longest answer is that Washington state courts are likely to bind someone to unrecorded restrictions, rights, and obligations.   Background The situations

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Common Interest Communities as a path to affordable housing

The dream of homeownership remains a significant aspiration for many as soaring real estate prices have made it increasingly challenging to enter the housing market. However, there is a potential solution that empowers younger individuals to pool their resources and create a common interest community under the Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act. By forming

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