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Written By Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Today, DORA held a hearing on the proposed permanent rules for manager licensing. Testimony was given by over a dozen individuals. We should receive final rules within the next week. As always, we will keep you informed when they are released.

During the hearing it was announced that the annual license fee for individual managers will be $205 and $175 for management companies.

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Thursday, February 19, 2015

On February 17, 2015, the Lone Tree City Council passed by a unanimous vote, an ordinance aimed at encouraging construction of condominium housing within the city limits.  The ordinance essentially strips the ability of any association to seek redress from a building for...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Thursday, February 12, 2015

On February 17, the Lone Tree City Council will vote on an ordinance intended to encourage more condominium communities in Lone Tree.  The proposed ordinance removes an association’s right to a jury trial in a construction defect case and instead mandates arbitration. The proposed ordinance also attempts to take away the governance authority of boards by requiring a majority of all owners to...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez, Esq. | Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Yesterday DORA advised CAI that it had approved the CAI Colorado-specific M-100 class for the manager licensing educational prerequisite. This means that if you take and pass the CAI Colorado-specific M100 class, you will satisfy the educational prerequisite for manager licensing.

You will not be...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Thursday, February 5, 2015

Even though the anticipated construction defect reform bill has not yet been introduced into the state legislature, the debate over the construction of multifamily housing units continues to take center stage.  Late last year, the City of Lakewood adopted a local ordinance similar to...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

As I’m sure you’re already tired of hearing, HB13-1277, otherwise known as the Manager Licensing Bill, requires all community association managers to be licensed by July 1, 2015.  Over the past several months, I’ve been asked a number of questions on the...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Friday, January 23, 2015

Manager Licensing Test will be available February 1, 2015.  As was discussed at...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, January 23, 2015

On March 4th at 10 a.m., DORA will conduct the permanent rule making meeting with respect to Rules A-H. The hearing will be held at Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, Conference Room 1D, 2 East 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203.

We will be...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Friday, January 16, 2015

Representative Kit Roupe (R-Colorado Springs) introduced HB 15-1113 ...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Thursday, January 15, 2015

In a year in which we were expecting the introduction of legislation geared at construction defects, the first volley in this battle seems to have been fired in the form of SB 15-091.  Introduced by Senator Ray Scott (R) Mesa, the bill attempts to revise the...

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