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Written By Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. | Friday, May 22, 2015 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Or against you?  If your community association's documents are several years old, it might be time to re-examine them and determine if they're more harm than good.  In this video, you can watch Trish Harris describe her Top 5 List of reasons why associations ask us to amend...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. | Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Colorado Community Association Law

House Bill 15-1343 which was introduced to clean up and clarify certain provisions of the manager license requirements, was signed by Governor Hickenlooper making the Bill an official law!  As a quick recap, the Bill made the following changes to the...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Thursday, May 21, 2015 | State Legislation

As a result of HB 15-1343, DORA has published emergency rules effective today.  These rules modify the prior rules...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

CAI National recently released some interesting statistics related to community associations.  In 2014, it was estimated that there are 9,100 community associations in Colorado, resulting in an 11th place ranking.  Florida and California took 1st and 2nd positions with 47,100 and 43,300 community associations respectively.

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Written By David A. Firmin, Esq | Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Colorado Legislative Tracking Report

It all depends on your personal point of view.

From an outsider’s point of view, it seems that the motto of many legislatures is that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. As was detailed yesterday, of the 10 HOA bills introduced, only 30% passed.  As a result, many of these bills are ripe to be re-introduced in future sessions.  Listed below are what we think will be the prime...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq | Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Colorado Legislative Tracking Report

In what promised to be a very busy legislative session aimed at addressing construction defects, amendments to CCIOA and manager clean up bills, of the ten bills introduced, only three made it out of the legislature and onto the governor for action.  Now that the dust has settled, we can explore what passed, along with future blogs on what was introduced and may not have passed, but may...

Written By Trish K. Harris, Esq. | Monday, May 11, 2015 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

The long-awaited sequel to Part One, this blog addresses the other deductible dilemma associations are facing.  The dreaded wind and hail deductible. 

Under this scenario, imagine a large hail storm whips through the Denver area, causing significant damage to the roofs in your community.  As a result, all of the roofs in the community must be replaced.  Let’s say your...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. | Friday, May 8, 2015 | State Legislation

With the manager license clean-up bill (HB 1343) about to become law, many are excited to have clarifications in place, and find a certain level of security knowing they can obtain a “provisional license” through the end of 2015 if they are not licensed by...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | State Legislation

HB 15-1343 the Manager Cleanup and Streamline Bill passed out of the Legislature late yesterday and is on its way to becoming law.  It is expected that Governor Hickenlooper will sign the bill which garnered support from all quarters.

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Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | State Legislation

Even though the State legislature seemed to end the debate, at least for this year, by postponing indefinitely any further debate on SB 15-177, the issues are far from settled.

During the committee hearings on the bill, it was suggested that if the...

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