HOA Blotter: January 27, 2018

Dateline: University Park, WA – Breaking news from the Evergreen State…

The HOA Detective has just learned that during the past week a University Park, WA condo owner was required to pay $295 to to the Association’s management company to obtain the Condominium Resale Certificate that is required by state law in Washington.

The Certificate is a simple, four-page form that can be filled out online, saved as an electronic file and emailed to the purchaser. No printing or postage required!

The information required to complete the form is data that any competent HOA manager should easily be able to locate in their client file in a matter of a few minutes according to those familiar with the process. Industry insiders report that it takes perhaps 15 to 20 minutes to complete a typical Resale Certificate which raises the question of why an owner should have to pay almost $300 to obtain a document from their own HOA that is required by state law?

Fortunately the hapless owner didn’t require the expedited service which guarantees delivery of the form within 48 hours for an extra hundred bucks!

You can’t make this stuff up folks!

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