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Written By David A. Firmin | Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | State Legislation

The Great Colorado Homeowners Insurance Reform Act of 2013 has been introduced and is moving its way through committee to save the day.  In its current form, the Insurance Reform Act contains a number of provisions that are geared towards...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, February 8, 2013 | Legislative Miscellaneous

The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) released its...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | State Legislation

Last week, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) published proposed changes to the rules regulating to towing of motor vehicles, which could significantly impact community associations.  CAI published a...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, February 5, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

The Fort Collins City Council is scheduled to hear from Fort Collins city staff on whether low-level residential restrictions should be imposed at its meeting today.  The restrictions would take effect April 1, if approved.  Level 1 water restrictions allow watering only two days per week and on a schedule.

The restrictions bar watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and...

Written By Debra Oppenheimer | Monday, February 4, 2013 | Court Decisions

A homeowner in Buffalo New York failed to maintain her patio in a clean manner and neighbors decided to help her out by cleaning the patio while she was away on a trip.  In return for their help, Ms. Taylor called the police and filed multiple lawsuits including claims that the Association had violated her rights under the Fair Housing Act.

  Ms. Taylor first made claim with...

Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, February 1, 2013 | State Legislation

As promised 2013 is turning out to be a very busy year for legislation involving or concerning Homeowners Associations.  In what seems to be a bill-a-week cycle, most recently SB 13-126 was introduced that requires every common interest...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, January 31, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Last week I had the privilege of attending the CAI Community of Association Lawyers’ Law Seminar.  In a session discussing Employment Practice Liability Insurance for association’s that have employees, the panelists, Cliff Treese, Kevin Davis and Heather Appleton, explained that the current D...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | Court Decisions

I have an 11 year old daughter that I will not let play, or even ride her bike, on our street.  Why?   Because I consistently witness maniacs zooming by my house, in their cars, at 100 miles per hour (or so it seems).  Have I complained to my HOA?   Of course I have!  But how does an association enforce speed limits in the community’s private streets?

    The police will not...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | National Legislation

The CFPB issued its 804 page regulation recently as a part of the rule making required by the Dodd Frank Act.  Many of you may be saying why do I care?

These...

Written By Trisha K. Harris | Monday, January 28, 2013 | State Legislation

In countless communities, parking is tight and battles are plenty for associations when it comes to regulating parking in a fair and reasonable manner.  Many associations contract with towing companies to assist with parking enforcement.  In many situations, the towing company is given a blanket authorization to tow if vehicles are parked in violation of the association’s rules or covenants,...

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