Washington Condominium Act

Chapter 64.34 RCW

This Chapter is applicable to condominium developments formed after July 1, 1990, however, some sections of this chapter may also apply to condominiums formed before said date. For more on applicability of provisions of this chapter, please read Section 64.34.010 below.

The Washington Condominium Act is broken down into the following five articles:

We encourage all homeowners to become familiar with the laws and community documents that govern the management and operation of condominium associations to ensure compliance and avoid HOA Problems. Please follow the red links to read the language of the law.

Article 1 - General Provisions

Section Name Section Number
Findings—Intent—2004 c 201 64.34.005
Applicability 64.34.010
Definitions 64.34.030
Variation by agreement 64.34.030
Separate interests—Taxation 64.34.040
Local ordinances, regulations, and building codes—Applicability 64.34.050
Condemnation 64.34.060
Law applicable—General principles 64.34.070
Application of chapter 64.55 RCW. 64.34.073
Application to common interest communities 64.34.076
Contracts—Unconscionability 64.34.080
Obligation of good faith 64.34.090
Remedies liberally administered 64.34.100

Article 2 - Creation, Alteration, And Termination of Condominiums

Section Name Section Number
Creation of condominium 64.34.200
Reservation of condominium name 64.34.202
Unit boundaries 64.34.204
Declaration and bylaws—Construction and validity 64.34.208
Description of units 64.34.212
Contents of declaration 64.34.216
Leasehold condominiums 64.34.220
Common element interests, votes, and expenses—Allocation 64.34.224
Limited common elements 64.34.228
Survey maps and plans 64.34.232
Development rights 64.34.236
Alterations of units 64.34.240
Relocation of boundaries—Adjoining units 64.34.244
Subdivision of units 64.34.248
Monuments as boundaries 64.34.252
Use by declarant 64.34.256
Easement rights—Common elements 64.34.260
Amendment of declaration 64.34.264
Termination of condominium 64.34.268
Rights of secured lenders 64.34.272
Master associations 64.34.276
Delegation of power to subassociations 64.34.278
Merger or consolidation 64.34.280

Article 3 - Management Condominium

Section Name Section Number
Unit owners' association—Organization 64.34.300
Unit owners' association—Powers 64.34.304
Board of directors and officers 64.34.308
Control of association—Transfer 64.34.312
Special declarant rights—Transfer 64.34.316
Contracts and leases—Declarant—Termination 64.34.320
Bylaws 64.34.324
Upkeep of condominium 64.34.328
Meetings 64.34.332
Quorums 64.34.336
Voting—Proxies 64.34.340
Tort and contract liability 64.34.344
Common elements—Conveyance—Encumbrance 64.34.348
Insurance 64.34.352
Insurance—Conveyance 64.34.354
Surplus funds 64.34.356
Common expenses—Assessments 64.34.360
Lien for assessments 64.34.364
Liens—General provisions 64.34.368
Association records—Funds 64.34.372
Association as trustee 64.34.376
Reserve account—Reserve study—Annual update 64.34.380
Reserve study—Contents 64.34.382
Reserve account—Withdrawals 64.34.384
Reserve study—Demand by owners—Study not timely prepared 64.34.386
Reserve study—Decision making 64.34.388
Reserve study—Reserve account—Immunity from liability 64.34.390
Reserve account and study—Exemption—Disclosure 64.34.392

Article 4 - Protection of Condominium Purchasers

Section Name Section Number
Applicability—Waiver 64.34.400
Public offering statement—Requirements—Liability 64.34.405
Public offering statement—General provisions 64.34.410
Public offering statement—Conversion condominiums 64.34.415
Public offering statement—Use of single disclosure document 64.34.417
Public offering statement—Contract of sale—Restriction on interest conveyed 64.34.418
Purchaser's right to cancel 64.34.420
Resale of unit 64.34.425
Escrow of deposits 64.34.430
Release of liens—Conveyance 64.34.435
Conversion condominiums—Notice—Tenants—Relocation assistance 64.34.440
Conversion condominium projects—Report 64.34.442
Express warranties of quality 64.34.443
Implied warranties of quality—Breach 64.34.445
Implied warranties of quality—Exclusion—Modification—Disclaimer—Express written warranty 64.34.450
Warranties of quality—Breach—Actions for construction defect claims 64.34.452
Effect of violations on rights of action—Attorney's fees 64.34.455
Labeling of promotional material 64.34.460
Improvements—Declarant's duties 64.34.465

Article 5 - Miscellaneous

Section Name Section Number
Short title 64.34.900
Section captions 64.34.910
Effective date—1989 c 43 64.34.930
Effective date—2004 c 201 §§ 1-13 64.34.931
Construction against implicit repeal 64.34.940
Uniformity of application and construction 64.34.950