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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

While we have heard a lot about the Lakewood ordinance dealing with efforts to curtail construction defect lawsuits, little has been written about the Town of Parker ordinance also attempting to control defect suits by condominium associations.  On November 3, 2014 the Town of Parker approved Ordinance No. 3.286.2 which adds Section 13.07....

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

As we all know from our recent blogs as well as media stories in the past month new condominium projects in Colorado are at a pivotal point.  Economic development goals are pushing for more condominiums to be built, especially in urban, mass-transit focused areas.  Stable, vibrant condominium associations need well-built, good quality condominiums.  Thus, some may say this has produced a...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, November 17, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

We have been asked to make a report available online that would allow you to see the history of closed maters.  It is NOW available.  Below is snapshot of the screen. Just choose the “Closed Collection Status” or “Closed Covenant Status” option and you can select any date range you would like. 

 
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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, November 10, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Since many of our readers may be gearing up for manager licensing in 2015 by obtaining their CMCA designation through CAI, we thought you might want to know when CAI has M100 courses scheduled.

The M100 course is a pre-requisite to taking the CMCA exam.  Currently, there are five M100 classes scheduled in Colorado for 2015:...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

It's easy to be negative. It's easy to focus on what is wrong or what needs improvement. But negativity doesn't inspire. You need to tell a story. What is your association's story? Tell the truth and listen to what people are really saying, you might be surprised.

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Court Decisions

The Colorado Supreme Court has accepted certiorari in the case of Pulte Home Corporation v. Countryside Community Association.  Opening briefs as well as a motion to allow an amicus (friend of the court) brief by the Home Builders Association have already been filed. The main issue is what constitutes a proper annexation of property and how an annexation can be accomplished.  The decision of...

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

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 Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In a 7 to 4 vote early this morning, the Lakewood City Council approved an ordinance that will severely restrict homeowner association rights to sue developers for shoddy work.  The first ordinance of its type in Colorado, it is likely to face quick legal challenge. The ordinance passed after several amendments were made. We will review these amendments and explain the new law in more detail...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, October 3, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In follow up to my blog on Monday, I have been advised by Marcia Waters of DORA that DORA is considering a request by CAI to consider the CMCA examination as an alternative to the general portion of...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, September 29, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Today I attended the CAI Rocky Mountain Chapter Mountain Conference in Vail. During an afternoon session it was confirmed that it is "almost" official ... DORA will likely be acknowledging that anyone who holds a CMCA, AMS or PCAM from CAI will only be required to take the state specific/Colorado law portion of the test for licensure. 

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