November 26, 2018

New Law Regulates Abandoned, Mid-Foreclosure, and Nuisance Properties

The Washington Legislature approved a new law earlier this year regulating residential properties that are abandoned, mid-foreclosure, or nuisances.  The new law authorizes counties, cities, and towns to take possession of such properties and abate nuisances associated with them if mortgage holders fail to do so after being notified. If Washington community associations encounter problems from abandoned, mid-foreclosure, or nuisance properties, then they can now ask their counties, cities, and towns to address those problems pursuant to this new law.