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Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Friday, November 30, 2012 | Colorado Community Association Law

Have you ever wondered or been posed with the question of “what gives the board authority to adopt rules when the governing documents don’t specifically authorize this?”  The answer is Section 302(1)(a) of CCIOA.

In fact, Section 302(1) of CCIOA sets forth...

Written By Trisha K. Harris | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | National Legislation

I have sat through countless Board meetings where Board members and owners alike bemoan the condition of bank-owned properties in the community.  Often, weeds have overtaken the yard, the grass is dead, and the home is in need of a new coat of paint.  The question that always comes up is “What can be done about this eyesore?”

  An association’s remedies are limited to the...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

A recent Denver Post article ranks Colorado among the top 10 states with the highest share of homeowners insurance claims paid out due to catastrophes.  What does this mean for individual homeowners and associations?

   Coloradans can...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | Colorado Community Association Law

Do you ever wonder why associations don’t receive property tax bills for common elements?  It’s because the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA) prohibits municipalities from separately taxing common elements.  Specifically, Section 105(2) of CCIOA states, “common elements shall not be...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, November 19, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

We’ve written articles in the past about why associations should foreclose on banks who own homes in your community.  We’ve explained that banks should be treated like any other owner and that you shouldn’t sit on the delinquent account waiting for the lender to sell the home.  In...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, November 16, 2012 | National Legislation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its annual report to Congress on the financial condition of the Federal Housing Administration Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund yesterday.  In a...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Many of us have been taught the wisdom of a hand up versus a hand out.  One association in California has taken that to heart.  The association developed a community spirit team which helps owners who are facing fines and violations for deteriorating home conditions.

  The team helps owners who can’t...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

If you classify any workers as independent contractors, now is a good time to make sure you get those classifications right.  The IRS and U.S. Department of Labor launched a massive “Misclassification Initiative” last year to identify employers who are labeling employees incorrectly as independent contractors to save on taxes.

The IRS predicts that the crackdown will reap...

Written By Andrea Daigle | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

We are excited to announce the launch of the HindmanSanchez YouTube channel!  At HindmanSanchez we are dedicated to educating homeowners, board of directors and managers about their rights and responsibilities. 

Our YouTube Channel has been created to help answer your burning questions, provide updated news and information and also allow you to get to know our team a little...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, November 9, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Over the past several months we have had several clients who have experienced difficulties in negotiating contracts with Comcast.

Many associations are being approached by or seeking services from telecommunication providers so that access can be gained to the community for infrastructure or so residents within the community can obtain better pricing packages.  If you are...

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