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CC&R ARTICLE 09: COMPLIANCE
9.1 Strict Compliance. Each Owner, Tenant, and other Occupant of a Unit in the Condominium shall comply strictly with the provisions of the Governing Documents and with all decisions of the Board adopted as provided in the Governing Documents (referred to in the Declaration as "Board Decisions"). The acceptance of a deed or conveyance or the entering into occupancy of any Unit shall constitute an agreement that the provisions of the Governing Documents, as they may be amended from time to time, are accepted and ratified by the Owner, Tenant, or other Occupant and all provisions of the Governing Documents shall be deemed and taken to be covenants running with the land and shall bind any person having at any time any interest or estate in such Unit, as though the provisions were recited and stipulated at length in each and every deed, conveyance or Lease of the Unit.
 
9.2 Failure to Insist on Strict Performance No Waiver. The Board or Manager shall exercise its business judgment in determining what actions to take in the enforcement of the Governing Documents. The failure of the Board or Manager in any one or more instances to insist upon the strict performance of any of the terms, covenants, conditions or restrictions of the Governing Documents, or to exercise au), right or option contained in the Governing Documents, or to serve any notice or to institute any action, shall not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment for the future of that term, covenant, condition or restriction, but the term, covenant, condition or restriction shall remain in full force and effect. The receipt by the Board or Manager of any Assessment from an Owner, with knowledge of any breach shall not be deemed a waiver of that breach, and no waiver by the Board of any provision of the Governing Documents shall be deemed to have been made unless expressed in writing and signed by the appropriate officers on behalf of the Board.
 
9.3 Hearing Board. The Board, or other body or person ("Hearing Board") designated in the internal notice and hearing procedures required under RCW 64.34.304(1)(k) ("Due Process Procedures") to be set forth in the Bylaws or Rules and Regulations, is authorized and empowered, as provided in the Due Process Procedures, to investigate, hear and determine all complaints concerning violations by any Unit Owner, Tenant, or other Occupant or by the Association of any provision of the Governing Documents or of any Board Decision and to order compliance therewith. The Hearing Board is further authorized and empowered to levy reasonable fines against any person who shall have been found to be in violation of any provision of the Governing Documents or Board Decision after notice stating the nature of the violation and an opportunity for a hearing and to require the non-prevailing party to reimburse the Association for its costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, in connection with the matter. Fines shall not exceed the maximum amounts to be established from time to time by resolution of the Board. Fines and costs shall constitute Assessments secured by a lien upon any Unit belonging to or occupied by the person against whom they were assessed and shall be collectable in the manner provided in Article 5 for the collection of Assessments. The hearing shall be conducted as provided in the Due Process Procedures. If a Hearing Board other than the Board is designated in the Due Process Procedures, any party to a matter heard by the Hearing Board shall have the right to appeal the decision of the Bearing Board to the Board on the record of the proceeding before the Hearing Board. Any member of the Hearing Board or the Board who is incapable of impartial, disinterested and objective consideration of the case shall disclose that fact to the respective body and shall remove himself or herself from participation in the proceedings and have it so recorded in the minutes.
 
9.4 Judicial Enforcement. Failure to comply with a provision of the Governing Documents or a Board Decision, or to comply with a decision of the Hearing Board following notice of a violation and an opportunity for a hearing, shall be grounds for an action to recover sums due for damages, which shall include ally fines levied by the Hearing Board and any costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by the Association in connection with the proceedings before the Hearing Board, maintainable by the Association (acting through the Board on behalf of the Owners). Such failure shall further be sufficient grounds for the granting of injunctive relief in such an action and a showing of irreparable harm shall not be a prerequisite to issuance of such injunctive relief. Nothing contained in the Governing Documents shall be deemed or construed as a waiver of the Association's right to bring an action as provided in this Section without first exhausting the Association's internal enforcement procedures in cases where the Board deems immediate legal action to be necessary or appropriate. lf the Board fails or refuses, after demand by an aggrieved Owner, to take appropriate action to enforce compliance with any provision of the Governing Documents, any Board Decision, or any Hearing Board decision, an aggrieved Owner may maintain an action for damages or injunctive relief against the party (including an Owner or the Association) failing to comply. In any action brought as provided in this Section, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover as part of its judgment a reasonable sum for attorneys' fees incurred in connection with the action, in addition to taxable costs permitted by law.
 
9.5 Enforcement Against Tenants. If after notice and an opportunity to be heard as provided in Section 9.3, a Tenant or a Related Party occupying a Unit fails to comply with a provision of the Governing Documents, a Board Decision or a decision of the Hearing Board, then, in addition to all other remedies which it may have, the Board shall notify the Unit Owner of the violation(s) and demand that the same be remedied through the Unit Owner's efforts within ten (10) days' after the notice. lf the violation(s) is(are) not remedied within the ten (10) day period, or if the Tenant has been found to be in violation of the Governing Documents following notice and opportunity to be heard more than twice during the immediately preceding one (1) year period, then the Unit Owner shall immediately, at his or her own cost, institute and diligently prosecute an unlawful detainer action under the Washington Residential Landlord Tenant Act or any successor statute on account of the violation(s). The action shall not be compromised or settled without the prior written approval of the Board. lf the Unit Owner fails to fulfill the foregoing obligation, then the Board shall have the right, but not the duty, to institute and prosecute the action as attorney-in-fact for the Unit Owner and at the Unit Owner's sole cost, including all attorney's fees incurred. The costs of the action, including attorney's fees, shall be recoverable from the Tenant, and in addition shall be deemed to constitute Assessments secured by a lien on the Unit involved as well as the personal obligation of the Unit Owner, and collection of those costs may be enforced by the Board in the manner described in Article 5 of the Declaration. Each and every Unit Owner does hereby automatically and irrevocably name, constitute, appoint and confirm the Association as his or her attorney-in-fact for the purposes described in this Section.
 
9.6 Recovery of Attorney's Fees and Costs. In addition to any attorney's fees and costs recoverable in an action brought under Section 9.4 or 9.5, or awarded by the Hearing Board as provided in Section 9.3, the Association shall be entitled to recover any costs and reasonable attorney's fees incurred in connection with the enforcement of any provision in the Governing Documents, any Board decision, or any Hearing Board decision, whether or not the enforcement activities result in suit being commenced or prosecuted to judgment or a hearing before the Hearing Board being held. In addition, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover costs and reasonable attorney's fees on appeal and in the enforcement of a judgment, whether in the State of Washington or a sister state. All such costs and attorney's fees shall constitute an Assessment.