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.
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.
Just like the Federal Government, where there is a fight each year over the budget and then another fight over the taxes to fund it, HOA assessments, while driven by its budget, may require their own approval.
You are on vacation at your favorite local vacation destination – Bend, Lake Chelan, Seaside, and think “boy I would like to have a vacation house.” Maybe you talk to a realtor, or (shudder) attend a time share presentation (hopefully … Continue reading →
You see a catchy advertisement for a home on a golf course. Can the owner of the golf course later convert it to a residential subdivision? In Riverview Community Group v. Spencer & Livingston, Case Number 88575-3 (November 20, 1014), … Continue reading →
Watz & Miller v. Tanager Estates HOA, No. 31582-7-III (WA Court of Appeals, Division Three)(08/19/14), is a two-fold story. First, it is a reminder to owners of the need to obtain pre-approval in writing before they commence construction. Second, it … Continue reading →
A new Oregon law, HB 3301, allows the installation and use of electric vehicle charging stations for personal non‐commercial use in homes in subdivisions and parking areas in condo’s, even if the subdivision/condo’s declaration or bylaws contain contrary provisions. Prior to … Continue reading →