Obtaining a quorum at an annual HOA meeting can be difficult to impossible. This can create a myriad of problems, including the inability to elect new Board members. In the case of Parker Estates Homeowners Association v. Pattison, the court was confronted with a challenge to the practices of an HOA that had been unable to muster a quorum for years.

Park Impact Fees are increasing in Clark County for the first time in 13 years, but a fight between park advocates and the construction industry is brewing over how fast they increase. What is a Park Impact Fee or PIF, and should I care?

With the CRC dead (for now), you knew that it wouldn’t be long until another bridge proposal came up. With Clark County Commissioner David Madore leading the way, Clark County residents are being called on yet again to give an … Continue reading →

What documents is an owner entitled to request from an HOA? May the owner demand that copies be provided? Free of charge? That the HOA search its files for specific records? The answer differs between Oregon and Washington.

This post is part 4 of a 6-part series on Washington’s adverse possession doctrine. The adverse possession doctrine encompasses four elements: (1) open and notorious, (2) actual and uninterrupted, (3) exclusive, and (4) hostile. LeBleu v. Aalgaard, 193 Wn.App. 66, 78 (2016). This post will examine the “Actual and Uninterrupted” element, which requires the claimant to show that their possession of the disputed property was actual and uninterrupted for the ten-year statutory period. Even a temporary interruption may defeat a claim.

Adverse possession in Washington State requires a showing of: (1) open and notorious, (2) actual and uninterrupted, (3) exclusive, and (4) hostile possession of land for the statutory period. As noted by the Court of Appeals, these phrases are not clear and do not track with modern English. This post examines the first element, “Open and Notorious,” and how it has been interpreted by Washington Courts.