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Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, March 11, 2013 | State Legislation

In the middle of the continued debates over more controversial items, HB 1137 became the first bill impacting common interest communities to cross the finish line and become law.  HB 1237 was signed by Governor Hickenlooper on March 8, 2013...

Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, March 8, 2013 | State Legislation

As we enter into the middle of March, legislation that will survive the House and Senate is starting to take shape.  On the side of the legislation that will move forward is HB 1137 which was approved by the Senate on March 5, 2013, and has...

Written By David A. Firmin | Thursday, March 7, 2013 | State Legislation

In a legislative session that is seeing many bills bogged down by other more pressing matters or political fights, the Senate was able to push SB 13-183 through the chamber in fast track style.  Being introduced on February 19, 2013, in three...

Written By Trisha K. Harris | Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

When disaster strikes a community, whether it be a fire, flood or other catastrophe, owners are often displaced from their homes for a considerable amount of time while restoration is completed. In a recent article, residents of a condo building will need to be out of their units for several months...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Friday, March 1, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Disputes within community associations are common, occurring on a daily basis.  But disputes that end up costing $400,000 are not common, especially when the dispute comes down to inches. Four inches that is. This particular dispute was over a political sign that was four...

Written By David A. Firmin | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | State Legislation

As the legislature continues to work, bills that were initially introduced with good intentions have started to struggle.  Specifically, HB 1225, The Homeowners Insurance Reform Act of 2013, has been postponed after it failed to gain traction...

Written By Ashley M. Nichols | Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Owners in your community may frequently request that the board forgive their debt.  Can, and should, the board do this?  First of all, as many of you are aware, the Board has a fiduciary duty to collect assessments on behalf of the association.  That includes the ability to not only assess late fees and interest on delinquent accounts, but to also collect on late fees and interest, as well as...

Written By David A. Firmin | Thursday, February 21, 2013 | State Legislation

As the Colorado legislative season continues to move on, the legislatures continue to seek areas to improve the Colorado Common Interest Act and associated statutes.  Senators Carroll, Giron and Schwartz and Representative Fields sponsored...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Friday, February 15, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Last month, the City of Fort Collins City Council unanimously adopted a new Parking Plan which incorporates technology-based ideas such as the electric vehicle public charging stations pilot program, and providing pay-by-cell phone options to allow customers to extend parking time beyond the two-hour limit (...

Written By David A. Firmin | Thursday, February 14, 2013 | State Legislation

HB 13-1137, a bill aimed at eliminating restrictions that prevent a board of county commissioners from removing weeds, is making its way through the legislative process.  The bill has been amended to indicate that a lien shall be placed on a property for the cost of weed removal.

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