[ 2/24/2022 Meeting Topic ]
Deciphering the Declaration —
Maintenance, Damage, & Insurance
Why is it so hard to figure out who pays for damage inside a unit? Join us for a conversation with two attorneys who will discuss the differences between governing document provisions on maintenance of units and restoration of damage in units, and how those distinctions may affect who pays for and performs work inside owners’ units.
Some Questions That Will Be Covered Include:
- ▸ How do insurance (and other) provisions within a Declaration affect liability (payment) and responsibility (performance) to repair damage, especially when caused by individual owners or equipment that owners maintain (such as water heaters)?
- ▸ Where should managers look in a Declaration for guidance on how liability and responsibility are allocated in the governing documents for each community?
- ▸ How can the governing documents be revised or augmented (by amendments, policies, or rules) to change the allocation of risk, cost, and responsibility?
- ▸ How does the College of Community Association Lawyers recommend that Associations allocate costs and risk through insurance and revisions to a community’s governing documents?
(Click image for full presenter bio.)
Jennifer Hill, Esq., is the founder/owner of Rosehill Law, PLLC, located in Tacoma, WA. For the last ten years, Jennifer has worked exclusively with community associations on general counsel, enforcement, and assessment collection matters. At Rosehill Law, Jennifer focuses on efficient problem-solving for community associations with the goal of avoiding prolonged conflict and costly litigation.
Ken Harer, CCAL, is Condo Law’s managing partner. He’s an experienced attorney and has been working with community associations for more than 20 years. He offers legal assistance with contracts, construction disputes, and warranties related to the Washington Condominium Act and general legal advice on interpretation, enforcement, and modification of governing documents. Ken formerly held a Reserve Specialist (RS) designation and spends the majority of his time overseeing Condominium Law Group. In fall 2010, Ken was inducted into the College of Community Association Lawyers and now holds the CCAL designation. Ken served on a non-profit Board of Directors for more than 18 years.
His practice, formed in 2000, provides assistance on all types of legal matters for condominium and homeowners associations. Ken (also known as the attorney with all those initials after his name!) earned his Juris Doctor and LLM degrees from the University of Washington, as well as a MBA, a BFA in Industrial Design, and a BA in Architecture. An active WSCAI volunteer, Ken is a frequent speaker at industry events and homeowner association seminars, and contributes regularly to industry periodicals. Since 2008, his focus has been providing general legal advice to community associations.
FREE (thru 2/21)
$20 (after 2/21)
$39 (thru 2/21)
$49 (after 2/21)