Solar Panels: Let the Sunshine In But Only After Approval

Written by: on Thursday, July, 20th, 2017

Colorado law prohibits associations from adopting rules or regulations that effectively prohibit the installation of solar panels on homeowners’ properties, but associations are allowed to adopt reasonable rules governing such installation, which can be based on aesthetic considerations and to prohibit solar panels on common areas. Such rules must also not significantly increase the cost [Read More...]

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….Actually, It’s a Drone!

Written by: on Friday, June, 16th, 2017

Drones are everywhere. The government uses drones, Amazon.com uses drones, weather forecasters use drones, and, low and behold, homeowners use drones. The question then becomes what, if anything, can an association do to regulate drones? Airspace Ownership Historically, a property owner was deemed to have purchased the land from the center of the earth up [Read More...]

Supreme Court Rules in Vallagio: NO AMENDMENT FOR YOU!

Written by: on Wednesday, June, 7th, 2017

This week, the Colorado Supreme Court announced Vallagio at Inverness Residential Condo. Ass’n v. Metro. Homes, Inc., 2017 CO 69, holding (1) the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (“CCIOA”) permits a developer–declarant to retain the right of consent to amend a common interest community’s declaration; and (2) the Colorado Consumer Protection Act does not prohibit [Read More...]

Steps to Getting Licensed as a Community Association Manager

Written by: on Thursday, May, 25th, 2017

As you know, HB13-1277, otherwise known as the Manager Licensing Bill, required all community association managers to be licensed by July 1, 2015. We still get several questions on the steps necessary to get licensed as a community manager, as well as the resources available to take those steps. Here are the steps you should [Read More...]

WAIT…WE NEED LENDER APPROVAL ON OUR AMENDMENTS?

Written by: on Tuesday, May, 16th, 2017

By: Jennifer L. Keenan So you’ve gone through months, if not years, of hard work with board members, committee members, and the owners to finally amend the declaration for your community, and owners have finally approved those amendments. Celebration time, right? Well maybe, or maybe not so fast. Unfortunately, many communities (particularly condominiums) have declarations [Read More...]