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HOA Assessments, Fees & Fines: Westridge Auburn
The following is the delinquency policy, fine policy, and schedules for fees and fines, as provided for in the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of Westridge Auburn Homeowners Association and RCW 64.38.020.
 
Assessment Amount Per Home (2022) $ 480.00 Annual
    480.00 Monthly
Due Date (2022)   01/01/2022 Paid in full
Grace Period   30
Assessment Late Fee $ 25.00 Monthly
Assessment Delinquent Interest   1% per month
Special Assessment Late Fee $   same as assessments
Special Assessment Delinquent Interest   1% per month
Collection Service Fee $ 25.00 per month
Returned Check Fee (each check) $ 25.00 Does not include any issuing bank fees.
Lien Filing Fee $ 430.00 Or going legal rate plus County filing
Legal Handling Fee $ 50.00 Or going legal rate
Lien Release Fee $ 100.00 Or going legal rate plus County filing
Escrow Transfer Fee $ 100.00 Or going management rate

Westridge Auburn Homeowners Association

HOMEOWNER DUES, FEES, AND ASSESSMENTS DELINQUENCY COLLECTION POLICY

Effective January 1, 2022

 

Annual assessments shall be delivered to the office of the managing agent for the Association. They are due on January 1 each year with a 30-day grace period.

An automatic late fee of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) per month shall be incurred on any balance outstanding after the due date thereof, regardless of whether the balance consists of annual assessments, fines, late charges, interest, or any other type of assessment.

Any assessment not paid within thirty (30) days after the due date shall bear interest at the rate of twelve percent (12%) per annum.

Any lot with a balance owing ninety (90) days or longer may have a lien filed at the discretion of the board. The managing agent shall send a Notice of Intent to Lien to said homeowner by regular mail to the last known address of the Owner stating that the account must be brought current. Additional lien filing and preparation fees and any collections, management or legal costs incurred as a result of the collections process will be assessed to said account.

Each Owner hereby expressly vests in the Association or its agents the right and power to bring all actions against such Owner personally for the collection of such assessments as debts and to enforce lien rights of the Association by all methods available for the enforcement of such liens, including foreclosure by an action brought in the name of the Association in like manner as a mortgage of real property. Such Owner hereby expressly grants to the Association the power of sale in connection with such liens. The liens provided for in this section shall be in favor of the Association and shall be for the benefit of the Association. The Association shall have the power to bid in an interest at foreclosure sale and to acquire, hold, lease, mortgage and convey the same. The Owner is responsible for payment of all attorneys' fees incurred in collecting past due assessments or enforcing the terms of assessment liens. No Owner may waive or otherwise escape liability for the assessments provided herein by non-use of the Common Maintenance Areas or abandonment of his Lot.

The Association shall have the right to suspend the voting rights of an Owner for any period during which any assessment against the Lot remains unpaid for a period of thirty (30) days, for any infraction of the terms of either this Declaration, the Articles or the Bylaws of the Association.

The lien for assessment provided for in this Article shall be subordinate to the lien of any first mortgage. Sale or transfer of any Lot shall not affect the assessment lien. However, the sale or transfer of any Lot pursuant to a mortgage foreclosure, or any proceeding in lieu thereof, shall extinguish the lien created pursuant to this Article as to payments which become due prior to such sale or transfer. No sale or transfer, however, shall relieve such Lot from liability for any assessments which thereafter become due or from the lien thereof.

Nonpayment of assessments may lead to a lawsuit to foreclose on the association’s lien against your property. The homestead exemption under Chapter 6.13 of the Revised Code of Washington will not apply in an action to foreclose on an Association lien.

Any payment received will first be applied to the oldest outstanding balance.

Any NSF or returned check will incur a Twenty-Five Dollar ($25.00) handling fee, or the actual charges paid to banking institutions or management for handling, whichever is greater.

Any delinquent account not brought current and is delinquent more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), may be placed with the HOAs attorney for collection at the board’s discretion, using the methods of collection permitted under the laws of the State of Washington, and the Declaration of Westridge Auburn and amendments thereto, the Bylaws, and the rules and regulations of the Board of Directors of Westridge Auburn Homeowners Association.

Once the account is paid in full and current, lien release will be filed with the county, and the account returned to current status within thirty (30) business days.

Transfer Fee. New owners shall pay a transfer fee to the Association or current management company the going rate of the current management company or $50 to the HOA if self-managed. The transfer fee is charged to change the owner records and provide them with a welcome packet including information on accessing the governing documents. As of January 1, 2022, the transfer fee is $100, but is subject to change.

Fines

First Notice   none
Second Notice Fine   none
Third Notice Fine $ 50
Fourth Notice Fine $ 100
Fifth Notice Fine $ 200
Sixth Notice Fine $ 400
Seventh Notice and beyond $ 100

For more detail, see below Policy

Westridge Auburn (Calla Crest) HOA Enforcement Policy for CC&R Non Compliance:
 
First notice.
Notice of violation letter - No fine. 48 hours to 30 days (time will vary depending on nature of violation and will be noted in the individual letter) to rectify the violation or appeal the notice. If the notice is not appealed within 48 hours, the following schedule will apply.
 
Second notice.
Reminder of violation letter – No fine. 48 hours to 30 days (again, time will vary depending on nature of violation and will be noted in the individual letter) to remedy or fine will be imposed.
 
Third notice.
Continued violation notice and $50.00 fine/assessment within 48 hours to 15 days (time will vary depending on nature of violation and will be noted in the individual letter) to remedy or additional fine will be imposed.
 
Fourth thru Sixth notices.
Continued violation notice issued each 30-day period homeowner remains in violation, and doubling of the fine with each notice up to $400.00.
 
Note: Any fine amount over $50.00 shall be recorded against the property as a continuing lien. In addition to the assessed fine amount(s), the homeowner is responsible for all costs associated with said lien, and is subject to the provisions of the CC&R’s.
 
Continued violation beyond sixth notice.
For each additional month an additional $100.00 will accrue until the violation has been corrected and the fine paid in full.
 
Repeated Violations
If the same violation occurs within a 12-month period of time from the most recent notice of the original violation, this new violation will be treated in accordance with the above policy to be determined by the actual number of previous notices sent and fines will be assessed where applicable.
 
Appeal Process
 
If a homeowner feels that the violation is not legitimate, or feels that clarification of the violation is necessary, they must submit an appeal in writing within 48 hours after the notice of violation.
 
If the ruling on the appeal is in favor of the homeowner, then a notice of resolution will be issued to the homeowner.
 
If the ruling on the appeal is not in favor of the homeowner, they are subject to afore mentioned fine schedule. The time will begin to accrue again from the point at which it was suspended, upon official notice to the homeowner of the board’s decision.
 
When an appeal is presented the appeal will taken to a representative from the Board within 14-days after receiving the appeal by Management. A ruling will be rendered at this time unless extenuating circumstances cause a delay, and the homeowner will be notified in writing of the outcome.
 
The ruling of the board is binding. However the homeowner may choose to pursue relief at their own expense.
 
Appeals should be in writing and mailed to:
Westridge Auburn Homeowners Association
13036 SE Kent-Kangley RD, #383
Kent, WA 98030-7965