Condominium living requires the full cooperation of all residents.  It is important that all owners and residents familiarize themselves with the House Rules in order to help ensure that all residents of Continental Condominiums enjoy the quality of life to which they are entitled.


The Board of Directors of Continental Condominiums pursuant to the authority granted to it in the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions and Reservations for Continental Condominiums (“Declaration”) and the Bylaws has established the following House Rules, which are in part, taken directly from the Declaration and Bylaws.  The success of a condominium project is founded on the basic principles of common decency, respect and consideration for the basic rights of our neighbors.  These House Rules are established to protect the residents’ rights to peaceful enjoyment of the community and serve as a ready reminder of the various obligations we have to one another in our day-to-day living.

Provisions of these House Rules and authority for their enforcement are contained in the Declaration and Bylaws, which are provided to every homeowner.  These House Rules are intended as a supplement to and not a replacement for, the Declaration and/or Bylaws.  All provisions of the Declaration and Bylaws remain in full force and effect (unless superseded by law) and must be adhered to by all owners and tenants.  Owners shall be responsible to make their tenant(s) aware of the provisions and restrictions of the Declaration, Bylaws, and House Rules (collectively, “Governing Documents”).  However, the Owner, as a member of Continental Condominiums, remain responsible for the conduct of their tenant(s) and their guests.  Owners are required to include in the lease/rental agreement a termination and/or eviction clause in the event of violation of Continental Condominium Declaration, Bylaws, or House Rules by tenants.  For you protection, it is the Board of Director’s recommendation that you consult legal counsel to make certain that you have these issues clearly outlined in your rental or lease agreement with your tenant.

The Board of Directors establishes and enforces the rules for Continental Condominiums, manages the financial affairs of Continental Condominiums and oversees the operation and maintenance of Continental Condominium facilities.  In each of these areas, on-site management and various Board-approved committees assist the Board of Directors.  The on-site managing agent is Shirley Johnson, 8525 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver, WA 98665.  Phone/Fax: 360-573-3665. 

These House Rules rescind and replace the Rules and Guidelines dated September 28, 2021


DEFINITION                                                                                                               1

OBJECTIVE                                                                                                                 1

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS USED HEREIN                                                        1

ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS OR IMPROVEMENTS                               2

AIR CONDITIONERS                                                                                                                                    2

ANTENNA AND SATELLITE DISH POLICY                                                        2

SATELLITE PRE-INSTALLATION  CERTIFCATION                                           3

ASSESSMENT PAYMENT & COLLECTION                                                        4

ASSOCIATION GOVERNING DOCUMENTS                                         4

ENFORCEMENT OF RULES AND REGULATIONS                                         4

ENFORCEMENT OF RULES                                                                                   4

REPORTING RULES VIOLATIONS                                                                       5

INSPECTIONS                                                                                                              5

FIRST NOTICE / REQUEST FOR HEARING                                                      5

NOTICE OF FINE                                                                                                      6

PARKING VIOLATIONS                                                                                            7

OTHER  ENFORCEMENT                                                                                        7

GENERAL PROPERTY RULES                                                                                9

HARASSMENT                                                                                                            9

HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES                                                                                 10

HOLIDAY DECORATIONS                                                                                      10

WINTER HOLIDAY DECORATIONS                                                                    10

HOME BUSINESSES                                                                                                11


PARKING AND ROADWAYS                                                                                  11

VEHIICLE REGISTRATION                                                                                       13

PATIOS AND BALCONIES                                                                                        13

PETS                                                                                                                                 14

POOL                                                                                                                                               15

QUIET ENJOYMENT                                                                                                  16

RECREATION ROOM AND EXERCISE ROOM                                                   16

RENTAL/LEASEOFCONDOMINIUMUNITS                                                        16

RIGHT OF ENTRY                                                                                                        17 

TRASH AND RECYCLING                                                                                            17



1.                  DEFINITION

The Continental Condominiums House Rules establish a set of rules, which are to be enforced by the Board of Directors.


2.                  OBJECTIVE

The main objectives of the House Rules are to:

a.                  Establish minimum, reasonable rules and regulations to promote each homeowner’s enjoyment and use of the Continental Condominiums common areas and facilities, and to assist in maintaining uniformity in appearance and use.

b.                  Establish a mechanism for enforcement of the House Rules.

c.                   Clarify to homeowners the fine schedule for violations of the House Rules.



a.                  Declaration(s)refers to the Declaration and Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions and Reservations for Continental Condominiums and all amendments thereto.

b.                  Apartment, Board, Limited Common Area, Common Area, and Project shall each carry the same definition as set forth in the Declaration. 

c.                   Common Elements shall mean all areas defined as Common Areas and Facilities and Limited Common Areas as defined in Articles 6 and 7 of the Declaration.

d.                  Common Property shall mean and refer to the Common Areas and Facilities and Association Property as defined in the Declaration.

e.                  Managing Agent refers to Property Manager.

f.                    Owner refers to the record owner, whether one or more persons or entities, of the fee simple title to any Unit or a purchaser in possession of a Unit under a land sale contract. The foregoing does not include persons or entities who hold an interest in any Unit merely as security for the performance of an obligation.

g.                  Residence refers to any Unit.

h.                  Residentreferstoanyowner,tenant,etc.,wholiveswithinanyResidence.

i.                    Unit shall be used interchangeably and have the same meaning as Apartment, as defined by the Declaration.



No owner shall make any structural alterations in or to his Unit, or alter the exterior design or color of any part of the owner's Unit normally visible from the exterior thereof (including any alteration of the window coverings for the owner's Unit) or make an installation or any change to an installation upon the Common Elements, or maintain, decorate, alter or repair any part of the Common Elements, without the prior consent in writing of the Board of Directors.

Minor alterations to the inside of your unit are permissible without Board approval. However, if you are removing or installing wiring, altering systems such as heating, removing walls, installing hard surface flooring, or altering any other items that may directly affect those around you, prior approval is needed, and all applicable City and County permits must be obtained.

Air Conditioners.

Air conditioners will be allowed in the windows of the condominium property during the months of June, July, August and September only. Any wooden boards used in the window will be painted gray to coordinate with the condominiums. Air conditioners must be modern in appearance, in good working order, with no visible damage. They must be removed by September 30 of each year. Permanent installation of HVAC equipment upon the Common Elements requires prior written Board approval, as penetrations through the building envelope, including siding and roofing, will not be permitted, and other conditions of approval may be required to protect the Common Elements and membership interests.

An Owner may not make any changes that affect the appearance of the Common Elements or the exterior appearance of the Unit without prior permission or submission of the required documentation to the Board. This includes installation of air condition units, satellite dishes, decorative lighting, etc. Approvals for alteration must be forwarded to the Managing Agent on an Architectural Request Form. The Board will review the change and a written response will be mailed or emailed to the Owner.

Failure to obtain the Board’s written pre-approval of alterations and modifications as set forth above is a special case because there is no means to correct the timeliness of the submission once the Owners has already installed improvements requiring approval or certification even if the Owner responds to a Notice to Correct by submitting the required documents after-the-fact.  (It is often more difficult and costly to bring a condition back into compliance after an improvement has been installed.)  Accordingly, there shall be a $100 fine for failure to timely submit the request for modification or alteration, or certification as required for satellite dish installation.  This fine is in addition to any applicable fines provided for at Section 8(e). The Owner may request a hearing on the imposition of this particular fine on the basis that there is no modification or alteration subject to this rule, but not on the basis that the Owner is taking action to seek an after-the fact approval or compliance with this rule.



Except as otherwise provided by law or this rule, no exterior antennas, satellite dishes, microwave, aerial, tower or other devices for the transmission or reception of television, radio or other forms of sound or electromagnetic radiation shall be erected, constructed or placed on any Common Property. 

Satellite Pre-Installation Certification.

Exterior satellite dishes with a surface diameter of one (1) meter or less and antennas designed to receive television broadcast signals or multi-channel multi-point distribution (wireless cable), may be placed on an Owners Limited Common Element deck, balcony or patio for which the Owner has exclusive use only if it can be installed without bolting on, penetrating through, or otherwise attaching to the exterior building components, including but not limited to roofing, siding, or decking.  Prior to any such authorized installation, the owner shall provide written certification to the Board: 1) detailing the location and method of installation used to comply with this rule; 2) certifying that the installation has been conducted in a manner causing no penetrations or attachments to building exteriors and other Common Property; 3) certifying that the installation has been performed by a qualified professional who has secured the device by a method complying with the manufacturer’s installation requirements and protecting the health and safety of the Residents and public; 4) agreeing that all maintenance, repair and replacement of the dish is the responsibility of the Owner, and that such responsibility runs with the land and shall transfer to the subsequent Owner(s); 5) indemnifying Continental Condominiums and all of its members and holding them harmless from any and all property damage and personal injury resulting from the installation or maintenance of the dish upon the property; 6) certifying that the dish has been placed in the least obstructive location to minimize visual impact while preserving reception quality; 7) agreeing to remove the installation at the Owner’s expense if it becomes inoperable, unsightly, abandoned, or otherwise necessary to facilitate exterior building maintenance; and 8) acknowledging the Board’s right to remove the installation at the Owner’s cost if the Owner fails to do so upon the Board’s request in the event the dish has become inoperable, unsightly, abandoned, or removal is otherwise necessary to facilitate exterior building maintenance. If possible, installed satellites shall not be visible from the street and shall be screened from neighboring Units. If acceptable quality signals can be received by placing antennas inside a Unit, then outdoor installation may be prohibited. These rules shall not unreasonably delay or increase the cost of installation, maintenance or use, or preclude reception of a signal of acceptable quality.

Noncompliance with this rule shall result in a Notice to Correct pursuant to Section 8; however, because there is no means to correct the timeliness of the submission once the Owner has already placed the dish, there shall be a one-time fine imposed of $100.00 for the failure to timely submit written certification even if the Owner responds to the Notice to Correct by submitting it after-the-fact to the Board. This fine is in addition to any other applicable fines provided for in Section 8 below. The Owner may request a hearing on the imposition of this particular fine on the basis that no dish has been place upon the Common Property requiring compliance with these rules, but not on the basis that the Owner is taking action to seek an after-the- fact approval. In addition to any applicable fines for unauthorized placement, the homeowner will be required to pay cost of repairs for all damage to the building, both interior and exterior, together with all fees, charges, and costs incurred by the Association in relation to gaining compliance.


Assessments are due by the first of each month. Any assessment not received within fifteen (15) days of the due date will accrue interest at 10% per annum or at late charge of $20.00 per month. If payment is not received within fifteen (15) days of the due date, a letter will be sent to the Owner notifying them that their account has become delinquent. If an account becomes ninety (90) days delinquent the Association will send a notice of intent to file a lien against the offending Owner’s property providing the information required by RCW 64.32.200(4). The notice shall demand payment and notify the Owner that if payment is not received within fifteen (15) days, the Association will file said lien and that if payment is not then received, the Association may pursue foreclosure of the lien in accordance with RCW 64.32.200. If payment is not received, the lien will be placed against the property and notice will be given to the Owner and the mortgage holder upon placing the lien of the default in assessments. If the account is not brought current within fifteen (15) days from the date the lien was placed, the Association may foreclose the lien or pursue any other means of collection authorized by the Declaration, State or Federal Law, including money judgment, wage garnishment, asset attachment, etc. All costs incurred by the Association in connection with collecting the debt, will be assessed to the Owner.

The Board finds that the discrepancy in interest rates identified at Declaration Sections 12.2 and 12.9 constitutes a clerical error and reasonably interprets these two Declaration sections as requiring all delinquent amounts owed to the Association, including those amounts secured by the Association’s lien, shall accrue interest at 10% per annum until fully paid.

If an Owner makes contact with the Managing Agent of the Association, the Board authorizes the Managing Agent to stop the collection process for a period of 10 days to work out payment arrangements. So long as Owner does not violate payment arrangements, further collection activity will be discontinued.


All Owners can obtain copies of the governing documents, financial information, minutes of Board Meetings, or any other pertinent information. If any Owner requests copies of these documents to be provided, there may be a reasonable charge for this as set by the Board of Directors. All Owners receive initial copies of the governing documents through the Title Company at close of escrow.


a.         Enforcement of Rules

The Board of Directors, Continental Condominium Board Members, Owners and Residents have the right to report any violation of the rules and regulations defined in the Declaration, Bylaws or House Rules. In addition, The Board of Directors has the right, after Notice, to assess Compliance Assessments ("fines"), penalties or take other action against violators in order to protect the rights, safety and property of the members and Residents.

If an Owner makes contact with the Managing Agent of the Association, the Board of Directors authorizes the Managing Agent to stop enforcement procedures for a period not to exceed 30 days, to work out an agreement that will bring the Owner into compliance with the Rules and Regulations and governing documents. If the Owner violates the agreement, further enforcement will continue per policy.
In addition to any other means of enforcement provided in the Declaration or other governing documents, the Board of Directors has the right, after Notice, to impose a fine. The procedures for utilizing such enforcement techniques are listed below:

          Reporting Rules Violations

 Residents are strongly encouraged to resolve any complaint issues with their neighbor before filing an Official Complaint Form with the managing agent. The official Complaint Form must be filled out and turned in to the office before any action may be taken. The Complaint must contain unit numbers, names, dates, times and Rule number violations.

Any person wishing to report a rules violation must provide a written report of violation to the Managing Agent {limited to commission of the Board of Directors} may be submitted by mail, facsimile, hand delivery or e-mail. Once received, the Managing Agent will take the appropriate action as defined below. Verbal reports cannot be acted upon. NOTE: Management and the Board shall make reasonable efforts to hold in confidence all written reports to the extent permitted by law; however complainants are hereby advised that they may be called upon and required to provide testimony at any resultant enforcement hearing or other legal action arising in whole or in part from their complain

b.         First Notice/Request for Hearing

When a possible violation is noted, the responsible Owner will be notified in writing of the violation (“Notice to correct”). In this notice the Managing Agent will identify the violation and ask the Owner to correct the violation within a specific period of time. Normally the time given to correct the violation will be 15 days. However a shorter time may be specified because of safety concerns, or if required by the Declaration or Bylaws.

The Managing Agent may, but is not required, to give a ‘Friendly Reminder’ notice and warning that a possible violation has been noted and requires correction in advance of a Notice to Correct. Violations are progressive, however, meaning that only one such ‘Friendly Reminder’ warning may be given per violation type within a one-year period.

The Owner is also given 10 days from the date of the Notice to Correct to request a hearing with the Rules and Standard Committee in accordance with Bylaws Section 2.3.6, or if no Rules and Standard Committee is constituted, before the Board of Directors. The purpose of the hearing is to provide an opportunity to be heard for the Owner to discuss the alleged violation with the Rules and Standards Committee/Board of Directors. When an Owner does not agree that a violation exists, the hearing provides the Owner the opportunity to present the relevant facts in support of that position. If the Owner does not require a hearing, it is assumed that the Owner agrees there is a violation and fines shall be imposed as provided in Section 8(e) below.

The violation of provisions of House Rules Sections 4, 5 and 20 regarding modifications/alterations of Units and Common Property, and lease requirements are special cases. Failure of an Owner to comply with the requirement in Sections 4, 5 and 20 of the House Rules shall result in a Notice to Correct as set out above.  However, because there are no means to correct the timeliness of the required submission once the Owner has already installed improvements or moved tenants into the Unit without providing required compliant documentation, there shall be a one-time fine imposed of $100.00 for the failure to provide timely submissions to the Board as required  even if the Owner responds to the Notice to Correct by submitting the required documents to obtain after-the-fact compliance. This fine is in addition to any applicable fines provided for in Section 8(e) below. The Owner may request a hearing on the imposition of these particular fine on the basis that there is no alteration/modification or lease, or that the alteration/modification or lease is not subject to the restrictions, but not on the basis that the Owner is taking action to seek after-the-fact compliance with the requirement to submit the necessary documents.

c.         Notice of Fine

If it is observed that the violation has not been corrected by the deadline in the first Notice to Correct and the Owner has not requested a hearing with the Board of Directors, a fine notice will be sent to the Owner notifying them that a fine of $75.00 has been imposed.

Should the violation remain for another period of 15 days (violation would then not be remedied for 30 days), a second fine of $100.00 will be imposed on the Owner’s account. Should the violation remain for another period of 15 days a third fine of $250.00 will be assessed. For other violations, in addition to the right to continue assessing fines every 15 days at $250, the Board will then review options for additional legal action to gain compliance with the governing documents. All fees, charges, and costs incurred by the Association in relation to gaining compliance, will be charged back to the Owner in violation.

Repeat Violations. If the violation is of a nature to occur intermittently, such as parking violations or a nuisance or offensive activity like excessive noise and a Friendly Reminder has already been sent within the preceding twelve (12) months, a Notice to correct will be mailed to the Owner.  Owners who repeat a violation of the same type within a 12-month period of receiving a Notice to Correct are not entitled to an additional notice or hearing, regardless of whether the Owner participated in a hearing as a result of the first violations. For such repeat violations, the Board may automatically send the Fine Notice and levy progressive fines that increase by $50 each time the violation repeats within a 12-month period (meaning for a $75 fine, the first repeat would be a $125 fine, the second repeat would be a $175 fine, the third repeat would be a $225 fine, and so on – progressively adding $50 at each repeat.)

d.         p Parking Violations

Violations of any parking House Rules may result in the vehicle being towed at the vehicle Owner's expense without prior notice of any kind to the vehicle Owner. The towing company will document all vehicles that are towed and neither Continental Condominiums nor Managing Agent will be responsible for refunding any of the fees charged by the towing. The Association may impose fines in addition to any fees levied by the towing company.

e.           Other Enforcement

In addition to the imposition of fines, the Board may take any other legal action it deems necessary to enforce the Governing Documents.

9.                  GENERAL PROPERTY RULES

a.                  Damage to Common Property is prohibited. In accordance with these Rules, any Common Property damage caused by an Owner, or such Owner’s family, guests, invitees, tenants, lessees or pets shall be charged back to the Owner and assessed to the Unit.

b.                  There shall be no exterior storage of any firewood and/or related fireplace fuels (i.e., pressed logs, kindling, etc.). All fuels and materials must be stored out of sight to the general community, including any and all neighboring residences. The use of fire accelerants within the Units or Common Elements is strictly prohibited, (i.e., lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene, etc.,) and shall not be stored in proximity to any fuel or sources of open flame.

c.                   Owners may not place flowerbed signs, decorations, garden statues, etc. in the Common Area landscaping. This includes the bark-dusted areas at the entryways of all units.

d.                  Bicycles, tricycles, scooters, skateboards and other wheeled vehicles and toys are prohibited from being used or left on lawns and landscaping. Pedestrians always have the right- of-way on walkways. Walkways shall not be used for storage of these items.

e.                  No Owner has the right to alter, paint, decorate, remodel, landscape or adorn any part of the Common Property without the written consent of the Board of Directors.

f.                    If you use a garden hose or other equipment, the hose and equipment must be detached from your outside bib and returned to the inside of your garage and out of sight when not in use.

g.                  Hanging, drying or airing of clothes, towels, rugs, etc., in windows or outside is prohibited. No exterior clotheslines are permitted anywhere in the Project.

h.                  Only one (1) For Sale or For Rent sign per Unit is allowed. Professional looking “push-in”, not to exceed approximately 24” x 30” (No large post hang-men style signs). Signs are permitted immediately in front of Owner’s Unit Only. Owners wishing to place additional signs in the Common Areas must apply in writing to the Board for permission.

i.                    No exterior radio, transmitter tower or other type of antenna (except as set forth in Section 5, above) may be constructed installed or maintained within Continental Condominiums.

j.                    No aluminum foil, paint, newspaper or like covering shall be applied to the windows or doors of any residence or garage. Resident may change the existing interior window blinds without submitting a Request for Exterior Modification so long as the outside appearance of window coverings remains white. If a Resident would like to install window coverings that are not a neutral color, a Request for Exterior Modification must be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval prior to installation.

k.                   No decals, stained glass or other ornamentation may be placed on any window of any unit or garage for exterior viewing without prior written approval from the Board of Directors. Owners must submit their Application to Modify to the Managing Agent for processing. Owners may place security decal and required alarm permit within window so long as does not exceed a 3 x 5 size without prior approval.

l.                    Entry doors are not to be propped open unless attended, with the exception of a Resident wishing to “air out” the hallway, during daylight hours, in pleasant weather only. The Resident opening the door to “air out” the hallway is also responsible for re-securing the door within a timeframe of 2 hours.

m.                All Common Areas not enclosed by a fence are to be maintained by the Association and any changes in landscaping must have prior consent of Board of Directors.

n.                  Gated and fenced in areas that are behind your unit are Common Areas, as such, it is your responsibility to maintain and upgrade these areas as requested by the Board. Absent compliance, said fences and gated areas will be removed by the Owners association. 

o.                  All littering is prohibited within the Association common areas. (Cigarette butts thrown on the ground is littering.)

p.                  Climbing over any fence, wall, or gate; or using any method to defeat the intended purpose of the entry gate (preventing it from closing or locking) is prohibited.

q.                  The storage areas located in 306, 311 upper and lower halls, 405, and 409 are Common Area Storage for those buildings. Articles stored shall be properly boxed, tagged for identification, and listed on the sheet posted on wall inside storage door and the office file.

r.                   Items, such as wheelbarrows, ladders, & hoses belonging to the CC Association, if borrowed, by Association Owners must be signed out in the office.

s.                   The mailboxes are not bulletin boards and may not be used for this purpose. Anything posted on the Association mailboxes will be immediately removed and, any damage will be charged back to the Owner.

t.                    Feeding or harassing of wildlife anywhere within the Community shall be prohibited.

u.                  Garage, estate or any other type of sales are not permitted within the Community. The Board of Directors may plan a date for a community sale in which all Owners would be notified.

q.         Fencing.           All fence construction must be approved by the Board of Directors prior to construction and shall conform with the below requirements.  If a fence is constructed without first obtaining written Board approval, this shall be a violation of Section 4 of the House Rules and shall result in an automatic fine as provided in Sections 4 and 8 above. 

i.          Maximum height is 6 feet and maximum width is the width of the Limited Common Area.
ii.         Encroachment into the Common Areas will be set according to location.
iii.        The style shall harmonize with the building and existing fences.

iv.        The finish shall be stained or treated to look like fresh wood or painted either light or dark gray to match the complex colors.

v.         The fence shall have an opening or gate for emergency access (a latch is acceptable, but a lock is not).

vi.        Due to the damage to electrical and water supply lines in the past by Residents, and due to the shallow burial of Continental Condominiums electrical, water, and sewer lines: all digging in soil of the facility will be done at the risk and responsibility of the Owner of the unit doing the digging. The Owner is also responsible for cost of repair if his/her Resident, guest, or contractor is doing the digging. In any case, any and all damage done to the common area utilities by digging shall be charged to the Owner of the unit.

10.              HARASSMENT

Residents are prohibited from verbally or physically harassing, annoying or threatening Continental Condominium Owners, Residents, employees, vendors or volunteers. Complaints regarding Continental Condominium employees or vendors should be presented in writing to the Board of Directors, in care of the Managing Agent. Continental Condominiums has a zero tolerance policy for verbal or physical abuse. Any and all threats will be taken seriously and will be handled by the legal means available to the Association.


a.         No firearms shall be discharged within the Project.

b.         No open fires shall be lit or permitted within the Project.

c.         Charcoal barbeques, pellet stoves, deep fryers, and briquette barbeques are not allowed. Small to standard sized propane gas barbecues and electric barbeques are allowed.

d.         Open flames of any kind (ex: tiki torches, fire pits, propane burners, etc.) are not allowed in the community, which includes, but not limited to balconies, decks, common area planter beds, etc.

e.         Wood burning stoves or the like shall not be used on any portion of the Condominium.

f.          Any activity or condition, which endangers the health or safety of others, is prohibited.

g.         Nothing shall be done or kept in any Unit or on the Common Property, which will increase the Continental Condominiums’ rate of insurance or cause it to be canceled.

h.         Fireworks may not be set off, used, lit, etc. within the Community at any time throughout the year.

12.              HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

Holiday decorations may be displayed 21 days before a holiday and must be removed within seven (7) days after the holiday. Such holiday decorations must be contained to the condominium exclusive-use, Limited Common Areas, and may not extend into the Common Area flowerbeds and trees. Any damage caused to the Common Area or the exclusive-use, Limited Common Area will be charged back to the Owner. Decorations can never be attached to the siding or roof of any building.

 Winter Holiday Decorations

a.         Winter Holiday decorations are permitted from November 1 until January 15. Winter Holiday decorations must be removed by January 15.

b.         All Winter Holiday lighting and decorations must be contained to the condominium exclusive use property (patio, balcony, and decks of the condominium) and may not extend to the flowerbeds, plants, trees, sidewalks, grass, etc.

c.         Lighting must be UL listed and approved and must be turned off by midnight each night.

d.         Winter Holiday wreaths may be displayed on the front door by use of an over-the- door hanger or similar non-permanent hanger ONLY. Wreaths may not be attached to the door in any manner.

e.         The Owner is responsible for any and all damage caused by the Resident’s display of Holiday decorations. Should repairs be necessary to the door or other common area property due to the use of holiday decorations, the repairs will be made by the Association in accordance with the Declaration and Association By-Laws, and will be charged back to the Owner.


13.              HOME BUSINESSES

Except as may be permitted under Washington law, Residents may not conduct any trade or operate any business within the project beyond the operation of a home-office which shall be restricted as follows:

a.         There may be no external evidence of such activity.

b.         Such activities must be conducted in conformance with all applicable government ordinances.

c.         The business activity does not involve regular visitation by clients, customers, suppliers or other business invitees or door-to-door solicitation of the Residents.

d.         The existence or operation may not be apparent or detectable by sight, sound or smell from outside the Unit.

e.         No such activity may increase the liability or casualty insurance obligation or premium of the Continental Condominiums

f.          Such activities must be consistent with the residential character of the Project.

g.         Does not constitute a nuisance, or a hazardous or offensive use, or threaten the security or safety of other Residents.

h.         All violations of these restrictions may be determined at the sole discretion of the Board.



There is limited over-flow and guest parking at Continental Condominiums.  Each Unit is allowed two parking spaces. Covered parking is intended for vehicles. Due to the limited number of parking spaces and the never-ending struggle to retain the intended use of visitor parking spaces for visitors, using garages for storage is hereby discouraged by the Board of Directors as this frequently means a vehicle that would have been parked in the garage must be parked in visitor parking. In order to ensure guest parking for all Residents, the following rules have been established. Continuous compliance is important to prevent fines and/or the towing of your vehicle.


Parking and Roadways

Violations of any parking rules and regulations may result in the vehicle being towed at the vehicle Owner's expense without prior notice of any kind to the vehicle Owner. The towing company will document all vehicles that are towed and neither the Continental Condominium association, or the Board of Directors nor the Managing Agent will be responsible for refunding any of the fees charged by the towing company, associated parties and or companies. The Association may impose fines in addition to any fees levied by the towing company.

a.                  Residents and guests shall observe all posted restrictions and drive with care in the parking areas and roadways. Speed limit is 10 mph.

b.                  “Visitor Parking” shall only be used by actual visitors on a short-term basis. “Short-term” is defined as no more than 24 hours with in a 7-day period. Residents may park in “Visitors Parking” spots for no more than 1 hour per 7-day period. Long term parking is available outside the condominium gates. If a guest needs longer term parking, such as out of town visitors, the Managing Agent can issue an extended guest placard for the window that identifies the vehicle and the Unit it is associated with. Extended guest placards are limited to seven (7) days in a 6-month period. Residents should report overuse to the office via the Continental Condominiums’ Official Complaint Form, found on the hallway bulletin boards.

c.                   The Continental Condominium roadways are for vehicle and pedestrian egress and ingress.  Bicycle and other motorized or non-motorized non-vehicular traffic and usage is not allowed on the common roadway. Except for mobility devices, there shall be no use of bicycles, tricycles, off-road vehicles, skateboards, roller skates/blades, or scooters on the complex roadways.

d.                  There are nine (8) Parking Spaces just inside the Entry Gate that can be rented on a month-to-month basis for $20 per month. An agreement must be signed in the Association office. Space availability is on a first come, first served basis. The space will become “Reserved” and no one else will be permitted to park there without the Owner’s consent.

e.                  The Visitors Parking spaces outside (to the West) of the Security Gate may be used by Residents with extra vehicles to park, who wish not to pay for a Reserved Parking Space.

f.                    Due to limited parking space, each Unit is restricted to using one uncovered parking space.

g.                  Residents are allowed to rent their unused parking spaces to other Residents.

h.                  The office must be notified of any change in parking arrangements.  

i.                     Parking areas, including carports are for operable, properly licensed, and non-nuisance vehicles. Unlicensed or improperly licensed vehicles, or vehicles that are otherwise inoperable, or unsightly will be towed away.

j.                    All parking must be in designated parking areas only. It is permissible to park temporarily (no more than 15 minutes) in the fire lanes to load or unload.

k.                   No trucks larger than pickups shall be parked in Continental Condominiums unless completely enclosed within a Unit’s garage. Any boats or trailers must be in closed garage spaces.

l.                    Residents who find their assigned space occupied may contact the Office to have the offending vehicle towed.

m.                There shall be no major car repairs or car washing on the premises.

Vehicle Registration

a.         All vehicles must be registered with the Association. A registration form for each vehicle showing the Owner, Continental Condominiums address, contact information, make, model, license plate, vehicle year, and color will be required.

b.         Vehicle registrations will be updated annually. All Owners will be required to re- register even if their vehicles have not changed. All newly purchased vehicles must be registered with the Association immediately. If Owners do not act in accordance with the House Rules of Continental Condominiums, compliance fines may be imposed and vehicle will be subject to tow without notice.

Carports and Garages

a.                  The garages are not to be used as living space. No person shall occupy, live, or sleep in the garages.

b.                  Parking areas, including carports are for operable, properly licensed vehicles. Inoperable vehicles will be towed away.

c.                   Parking of boats, truck campers, recreational vehicles, or similar vehicles or equipment shall not be permitted unless completely enclosed within Owner’s garage.

d.                  Only minor maintenance such as vehicle cleaning (not washing), changing flat tires, and changing of a dead battery, etc. is allowed. No on-site vehicle maintenance or repair involving motor oils, fuels, or other lubricants or solvents shall be permitted anywhere on or within Continental Condominium. Owners permitting vehicles to leak on common and limited common areas will be responsible for all cleanup and repair costs.

e.                  No trailer, truck, boat or recreational vehicle may be used as a living area within Continental Condominiums.

f.                    Garage doors must remain closed except when someone is in attendance. Garage doors shall also remain closed during noise-related activities, such as social gatherings or during the operation of power tools.

g.           Garage door installation must be preapproved by the Board of Directors. Owners          are responsible for maintenance, repair and painting of garage doors and frames.


15.              PATIOS AND BALCONIES

a.         Rugs, drapes, towels or other articles shall not be draped or hung on balcony railings, patio walls, or from windows.

b.         Owners are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the patio and balcony areas of their Units. Patios and balconies must be kept clean and tidy.

c.         Balconies and patios may not be used for storage of unused furniture, cabinets, cartons, automobile parts, bicycles, etc.

d.         Potted plants, patio tables, umbrellas, etc., must be kept in good condition and be aesthetically non-objectionable, as determined in the Board’s sole discretion. All furniture placed on the balcony or patio must be outdoor patio furniture.No items shall impede access by the Fire Department in case of emergency. 

e.         The storage of any combustible or flammable items on the patios, balconies or hot water heater closets is strictly prohibited.

f.          No pots or other items shall be placed on top of or outside of any wall or railing, especially if made of wood. Each Resident shall take reasonable steps to capture water from potted plants and to protect the patio/railing surface from staining or rotting. If damage occurs from the placement of pots or other items, the Owner may be responsible for the cost of repairs or replacement.

g.         Plants of the “vining” nature are not allowed to attach and grow upon (in any way) the exterior of the buildings, including the trellises, posts, siding, railings, etc. All potted plants must be kept pruned away from the buildings.

h.         No Resident shall make any improvements to a balcony, entry or patio or similar area unless and until the Board approves the plans. Architectural forms for this purpose are available from the Managing Agent.

i.          Balconies and patios must be maintained in the as-built condition except only as previously approved in writing by the Board of Directors, subject to the terms and conditions of such approval. No tile, carpeting, marble, etc., may be placed on any balcony or patio surface.

j.          No Resident shall interfere with the surface or any subsurface drainage of any patio, entry or balcony as established by the builder.

k.         No sporting or exercise equipment shall be used in any upstairs Unit or on the adjacent patio or deck thereof, including, without limitation, bikes (stationary or otherwise), treadmills, trampolines, free weights, weight machines, elliptical fitness machines, stair machines, and the like.

l.          Twinkle lights (or other similar lights) are not to be displayed on a continuous basis without prior Board approval. If you would like to display decorative outdoor lighting on a regular basis, please submit an Application to Modify.

m.        Residents may not attach any type of decoration to the siding of the buildings. Owners are responsible for the repair or any damage caused by attaching any decorations to the building exteriors.

n.         Bird Feeders –Bird feeders may be used, but only sterile birdseed may be used. If a Resident displays a bird feeder and it is determined that the bird seed in the feeder is causing damage to the Common Areas or is not sterile bird seed, the Board, at their discretion, may require immediate removal. The Resident would then be responsible for the cost of repairs to the Common Area. There is a maximum of 1 (one) bird feeder per residence.

o.         Wind chimes are allowed in the community so long as there are no complaints from neighboring Residents. If the Board of Directors determines that a wind chime is a nuisance, the Resident must remove the wind chime.



16.              PETS

a.                  Residents are entitled to keep domestic dogs or domestic cats, provided that they are not kept, bred or maintained for commercial purposes.

b.                  No pets may be kept in Continental Condominiums that, in the determination of the Board, may result in an unreasonable annoyance to other Residents. The Board may at any time require the removal of any animal that it finds is unreasonably disturbing other occupants. The Board may exercise this authority for specific animals even though other animals are permitted to remain. In the event of a dispute about any Owner’s right to maintain a household pet, the Board’s determination shall be binding and final.

c.                   No pet may enter the Common Property except while on a leash being held by a person capable of controlling the pet.

d.                  Residents shall prevent their pets from damaging any portion of the Common Property. Pet Owners have the absolute duty and responsibility to pick up their pet’s waste and dispose of it in a sanitary manner. Property damage, including damage to the Common Area grass, will be repaired and charged back to the Owner responsible for the offending pet.

e.                  No pet can be attached by leash, chain, rope or any other manner, to the building, decking, posts, etc.

f.                    Pets may not be left outside on the patios unless attended by the Resident.

g.                  No livestock, poultry, rabbits or other animals whatsoever shall be allowed or kept in any part of the Condominium.

h.                  Limit of 2 cats or dogs per unit (1 cat and 1 dog, or 2 dogs, or 2 cats).


17.              POOL

a.                  All persons using the pool do so at their own risk and must observe all posted rules.

b.                  Guests must be accompanied by a Resident.

c.                   If a child twelve years of age or less is using the pool, a responsible adult eighteen years or older shall accompany the child and be at the pool or pool deck at all times the child uses the facility; and if an individual between thirteen years of age and seventeen years of age is using the pool, at least one other person must be at the pool facility.

d.                  All persons must take a cleansing shower in the dressing rooms to completely remove all suntan oils creams and lotions before entering the pool. These items create real problems with the filter and chemical balance of the pool.

e.                  Neither excessive noise nor rough play is permitted in the pool area. No running or diving off of pool fences, ladders, building or any object set beside the pool.

f.                    Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall not use the pool.

g.                  No gum, food or beverages other than water in the pool area.

h.                  A swimsuit must be worn at all times in the pool. Cutoffs are not swimwear.

i.                    No diapers are allowed in the pool, except only those with protective coverings designed for swimming.

j.                    No person with an open wound or bandage is allowed to use the pool.

k.                   No glass in the pool area.  Only unbreakable containers shall be used around the pool.

l.                    No animals will be allowed in the pool or the pool area at any time.

m.                Smoking cigarettes, pipes or cigars in the pool area is prohibited.


18.              QUIET ENJOYMENT

No Resident shall permit any activity to be performed or any substance or material to be kept anywhere on the Project which will obstruct or interfere with the rights of quiet enjoyment of the other Residents of Continental Condominiums or annoy them by unreasonable noises, odors, fumes, etc., nor will any Resident commit or permit any nuisance on his Condominium. The Board shall have the right to determine if any noise, odor, interference or activity producing such noise, odor or interference constitutes a nuisance.

a.                  Quiet Hours are from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM (Clark County Code). Common-wall condominium living requires cooperation between neighbors. Residents should first inform their neighbor that a noise is bothersome before submitting a written complaint to the Board. Owners and tenants are responsible for the conduct of their guests and pets. Noise from radios, televisions, musical instruments, amplifiers, washers & dryers, parties, vehicles, etc. must be kept at a reasonable and considerate level at all times.

b.                  Excessive and repetitive offensive smoke, odor or fumes entering an apartment from an adjacent or nearby apartment; or coming from an adjacent or nearby deck, patio, or common area and entering an apartment is prohibited.

c.                   Prolonged idling or revving up of vehicles is prohibited.



a.                  If a Resident desires to entertain a group in the Recreation Room, a reservation must be filed in the Office. A deposit of $25.00 is required and will be returned if the room is left clean, according to a list furnished at the time a deposit is received.

b.                  Upon leaving the Recreation Room and Exercise Room, users shall check to see that lights/fans/air conditioners are turned off and doors secured.

c.                   Guests in the Recreation Room and Exercise Room must be accompanied at all times by a Resident.

d.                  Unattended guests will be asked to leave.

e.                  No food or beverages allowed in the fitness area, except water in an unbreakable container. No glass in the fitness area.

f.                    Exercise equipment shall be used for their intended purpose and in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.  Users’ guides are posted in the Exercise Room and copies are available in the Office upon request.  All equipment use shall be at your own risk.


a.                  All leases or rentals commencing or renewed after the effective date of these House Rules shall be by written lease agreement. Each lease will: a) provide that the terms of the lease are subject in all respects to the provisions of the Governing Documents; b) that any material noncompliance by the lessee or tenant with the terms of such documents shall be a default under the lease; and c) include language acknowledging the Association’s rights and the tenant’s obligations under the Governing Documents. A copy of the form of each lease agreement shall be provided to the Board of directors or its Managing Agent prior to the Owner and tenant executing the lease.

b.                  Failure to provide a copy of the form of lease used meeting the minimum requirements set out above prior to entering or renewing a lease subject to this rule is a special case violation that cannot be cured after-the-fact.  As such, there shall be a fine of $100 for the failure to timely submit the form of lease complying with this rule prior to entering into the lease with a tenant.  This fine is in addition to any applicable fines provided for in Section 8(e).  The Owner may request a hearing on the imposition of this particular fine on the basis that there is no lease, but not on the bass that the Owner is taking action after-the-fact to provide the requisite lease form to the Board.

c.                   Discrimination is prohibited. Neither the Association nor any Owner shall discriminate against any person with regard to the sale, rental or occupancy of a Unit in the Condominium on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, familial status, handicap or other legally protected classification.


21.              RIGHT OF ENTRY

The Board and its agents or employees may enter any unit or limited common element in the event of emergencies. Such entry shall be made with as little inconvenience to the Owners as practicable.

Prior to entry for any non-emergency maintenance the Managing Agent will provide the Owner with 24-48 hour notice.


22.              TRASH AND RECYCLING

a.         We are restricted to placing household waste only in our dumpsters; do not put furniture, appliances, sinks, toilets, mattresses, chairs, paint, or tires into the dumpsters. People, observed placing large amounts of debris into the dumpsters not consistent with normal weekly house hold waste, will be charged for the removal, transportation and disposal at the land fill or fined.

b.         For information about disposing of large items, please contact the office.

c.         Residents shall follow the rules for recycling with Waste Connections.