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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, October 14, 2014

If you have hired a new employee this month or intend to do so make sure you complete the new "Affirmation of Legal Work Status" form within 20 calendar days of hire.  Colorado's employment verification law has been in effect for over seven years and this new form is not significantly different from the prior form.   All public and private employers are required to complete the form....

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Thursday, June 19, 2014

HB 12-1237 changed the face of association document inspections so much that many, if not all, associations were forced to rewrite their document inspection policies.  But now,...

Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, March 24, 2014

At the beginning of the legislative session, it was widely rumored that the session would be relatively calm for HOA related bills.  This has, at least to date, remained true with only five related bills being introduced.

Out of the five, four of the bills have already come to a resolution.  The breakdown is as follows:


HB 14-1254:  The HOA Disclosure...

Written By David A. Firmin | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Colorado Transfer fee bill has passed out of the House of Representatives and moved to the Senate un-amended.  As drafted, HB 14-1254 mandates that a manager and any management company disclose to the executive board of each HOA for which...

Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, February 24, 2014

As the legislative session closes out its second month the HOA related bills continue to move along, in large part un-amended from their original forms.

  The HOA Transfer Fee Bill (HB14-1254) cleared committee after lengthy...

Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, February 10, 2014

Last week, the HOA Information and Resource Center released its Annual Report for...

Written By David A. Firmin | Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The long awaited bill relating to fees charged by managers was introduced today in the Form of HB 14-1254 by Representative Labuda.  It is co-sponsored by Senator Balmer in the Senate.  While this bill was much anticipated, as introduced, the...

Written By David A. Firmin | Tuesday, January 28, 2014

In what has been a slow start to the HOA legislative season, a second bill was introduced in the Senate yesterday.  SB 14-140, as drafted, proposes revoking the lien rights of Small or Limited Expense planned communities unless these...

Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, January 24, 2014

In writing the recent blogs relating to transfer fees, the rumored bill raised many different arguments to the surface for and against transfer fees.

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Written By David A. Firmin | Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Last week it was reported that Rep. Jeanne Labuda indicated that she would be introducing legislation taking aim on management company transfer fees.  This sparked tremendous debate on both sides of the issue and the value of a transfer fee.

 

In response to the ...

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