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 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...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. | Thursday, January 8, 2015

Your community is like your house. If you lose a homeowner’s trust or belief in your community’s leadership it’s like a small crack in the foundation of your house.  And, if you continue to lose...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. | Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The year is almost over.  Not only is it time to consider some resolutions for 2015, but it’s also time to reflect on 2014. What did you celebrate? What did you learn? Any disasters…and how did you handle them? Any progress on your goals?

It’s great time to reflect with purpose, so you can prepare for the year to come. To that end, we looked back on what our readers were interested...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. | Thursday, December 18, 2014

Just kidding.  Playing through the scenario, though, what if being “elected” to the board was like being called for jury duty?  Homeowners’ names are fed into a machine.  Then every couple of years, a button gets pushed, a ticket pops out, and bam: YOUR name is on it.  Time to serve.  (Unless you’...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. | Tuesday, December 9, 2014

All I’ve heard about this winter is Frozen. No, not the movie, but the pipes.  For condos (and to some extent townhomes), cold weather brings the cold reality of one familiar theme … frozen pipes, leading to water leaks, resulting in damage.  And, one of the most common disputes in a community...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Monday, December 1, 2014

This morning on the way to work I heard about a pig that caused quite a disruption over the holiday weekend.  Apparently, a passenger brought a pig aboard a US Airways plane as her companion. The pig started running back and forth, causing a ruckus...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

HindmanSanchez is pleased to share the news that our client, Carbondale’s River Valley Ranch Homeowners Association, was selected by The Colorado Community Association as its 2014 HOA of the year.  This is the first time a Western Slope association has received this award.  The awards were announced at the annual Community Associations Institute conference held in Denver on November 5th. ...

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