Community Associations Miscellaneous

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Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Monday, January 5, 2015

It’s finally time to register for the HindmanSanchez Manager License Exam Prep Course!    Join Loura Sanchez and Elina Gilbert on January 23rd at 9:00 a.m. sharp to prepare for the Manager License Exam and learn testing techniques that will help you:  1) feel more confident, 2) improve your score,...

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

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 Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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 Trish K. Harris, Esq. | Monday, May 11, 2015

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 Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Loura Sanchez and Stephen Christopher of Burg Simpson will be teaching at the CAI Spring Showcase on May 12.  Watch this video to see what you’ll miss if you don’t attend!

Written By Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Friday, May 1, 2015

Need an application for your management company license?...

Written By Trish K. Harris, Esq. | Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It is becoming more and more common place.  A condominium association has a few claims on its insurance policy over the years and premiums start to rise.  In order to purchase affordable casualty insurance to cover the common elements and the portions of the units the association is obligated to insure per the governing documents and/or law, the Board of Directors has to make a tough decision...

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

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 William H. Short, Esq. | Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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 Kiki Dillie, Esq. | Monday, February 2, 2015

A recent article from First Service Residential lists the Seven Trends for Amenities in 2015.  The list includes rooftop lounges, pet services, and resort-style concierge services. 

While this list seems to be geared toward downtown high-rise living, it got me thinking...

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