Washington State RCW requirements state a Homeowner Association must include the following:
As part of the summary of the budget provided to all unit owners, the board of directors shall disclose to the unit owners:
- The current amount of regular assessments budgeted for contribution to the reserve account, the recommended contribution rate from the reserve study, and the funding plan upon which the recommended contribution rate is based;
- If additional regular or special assessments are scheduled to be imposed, the date the assessments are due, the amount of the assessments per each unit per month or year, and the purpose of the assessments;
- Based upon the most recent reserve study and other information, whether currently projected reserve account balances will be sufficient at the end of each year to meet the association’s obligation for major maintenance, repair, or replacement of reserve components during the next thirty years;
- If reserve account balances are not projected to be sufficient, what additional assessments may be necessary to ensure that sufficient reserve account funds will be available each year during the next thirty years, the approximate dates assessments may be due, and the amount of the assessments per unit per month or year;
- The estimated amount recommended in the reserve account at the end of the current fiscal year based on the most recent reserve study, the projected reserve account cash balance at the end of the current fiscal year, and the percent funded at the date of the latest reserve study;
- The estimated amount recommended in the reserve account based upon the most recent reserve study at the end of each of the next five budget years, the projected reserve account cash balance in each of those years, and the projected percent funded for each of those years; and
- If the funding plan approved by the association is implemented, the projected reserve account cash balance in each of the next five budget years and the percent funded for each of those years.
This looks extremely confusing and without a knowledge of common area components costs, useful life expectancy and a general knowledge of the concepts related to reserve studies it would be extremely difficult for any Board member to accurately provide a document to the membership of the community which meets these disclosure requirements on an annual basis.
Our studies include a Funding & Assessment Disclosure Form which meets these WA State legal requirements. Each of our studies whether a full study or an update include this form which can only be completed after the Board has voted on and approved the budget for the fiscal year covered in the reserve study.
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