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Written By William H. Short, Esq. | Friday, March 6, 2015 | State Legislation

Equal. Protection. Read again: Equal. Protection.  Those are important words in America.  Those two words succinctly state the core purposes of a democratic government.  Each citizen should stand on an equal footing with all other citizens.  The basic function of government is to ensure equality under the law. Government must protect a citizen’s rights in the legal system, and must not...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | State Legislation

Today, DORA held a hearing on the proposed permanent rules for manager licensing. Testimony was given by over a dozen individuals. We should receive final rules within the next week. As always, we will keep you informed when they are released.

During the hearing it was announced that the annual license fee for individual managers will be $205 and $175 for management companies.

Written By Ashley M. Nichols, Esq. | Thursday, February 26, 2015 | Legislative Miscellaneous

Recently, SB181was introduced in the Senate to provide some oversight for the receivership process in Colorado. Briefly, a receivership is the court...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. | Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Have you ever tried to get an insurance company to pay for siding replacement of hail-damaged siding?  Better yet, have you ever been “lucky” enough to try and convince an insurance carrier to pay for replacement of all siding on a building (even the siding not damaged by hail) so all the siding can match in color?  If you have had the pleasure of negotiating such a monetary settlement, you...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Thursday, February 19, 2015 | State Legislation

On February 17, 2015, the Lone Tree City Council passed by a unanimous vote, an ordinance aimed at encouraging construction of condominium housing within the city limits.  The ordinance essentially strips the ability of any association to seek redress from a building for...

Written By William H. Short, Esq. | Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

When an association, director, management company or manager is sued, each named party has to make a decision (preferably in consultation with legal counsel) whether to report the claim to insurers for a possible paid defense.  In an effort to avoid negative claim history, and to decrease the chances for a premium increase, a defendant may choose to delay reporting the claim, or to decide to...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Thursday, February 12, 2015 | Colorado Legislative Tracking Report

The long anticipated construction defect reform bill was introduced into the senate on February 10, 2015 as SB 15-177.  Sponsored by Senators Ulibarri and Scheffel in the Senate and co-sponsored by Representatives DelGrosso and Singer in the House of...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Thursday, February 12, 2015 | State Legislation

On February 17, the Lone Tree City Council will vote on an ordinance intended to encourage more condominium communities in Lone Tree.  The proposed ordinance removes an association’s right to a jury trial in a construction defect case and instead mandates arbitration. The proposed ordinance also attempts to take away the governance authority of boards by requiring a majority of all owners to...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | State Legislation

Yesterday DORA advised CAI that it had approved the CAI Colorado-specific M-100 class for the manager licensing educational prerequisite. This means that if you take and pass the CAI Colorado-specific M100 class, you will satisfy the educational prerequisite for manager licensing.

You will not be...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | Colorado Legislative Tracking Report

Yesterday, in a move that should not surprise anyone, HB 15-1040, the bill that was introduced to clean up the manager licensing bill, was killed in committee.   As originally introduced, the bill attempted to reduce or eliminate the requirements that the...

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