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

Many associations have a logo associated with the name of their association. This may appear on entrance monuments, newsletter mastheads and communications to owners. As one association in Florida is realizing, the use of the logo developed by a developer or real estate agent in connection with the development of the community may not be legal.

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Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Thursday, March 8, 2012 | State Legislation

When reviewing the proposed Sunrise regulations requiring licensing of community association managers in Colorado, DORA looked at several factors.   For the full review, click here.  However, prior to issuing its recommendation, DORA noted there are several levels of regulation that may be imposed...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | State Legislation

On March 2, 2012, DORA published its official Sunrise Review of the proposed manager licensing requirements.  The review is mandated by Colorado Revised Statutes, Section 24-34-104.1 that requires any proposed legislation regulating an occupation or profession to be reviewed by DORA to ensure such...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, March 2, 2012 | State Legislation

DORA issued its Sunrise Report today and recommends that management companies be regulated.  The report states "regulation is justified and widely supported. Given the types of harm identified during the course of this review and the legitimate concerns surrounding the cost of regulation, it is logical to conclude...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | State Legislation

In a 9-0 vote, HB1237 passed out of the House Local Government Committee with a few revisions. The bill as it currently stands now requires that associations maintain the following documents and that these documents are the only documents...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, February 17, 2012 | Legislative Miscellaneous

The Secretary of State recently announced that they have added password protection for business owners and filers to safeguard against identity theft.   When association’s file their annual reports online, filers now have the option to create their own password.

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Written By David A. Firmin | Thursday, February 16, 2012 | State Legislation

As we continue to dive deeper into the DORA report, we’ve tried to ascertain the root of the majority of complaints received by DORA. Looking at the categories of complaints, no less than 82.91% of the complaints relate to...

Written By David A. Firmin | Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | State Legislation

As a follow up to a recent post, the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) report indicated that of the 478 unique complaints (complaints from different individuals rather than multiple complaints from the same person)...

Written By David A. Firmin | Thursday, February 9, 2012 | State Legislation

The Department of Regulatory Agencies released its report detailing the past years activity regarding homeowners associations.  The Report indicates that the...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | State Legislation

<p>The Colorado Legislative Action Committee worked with <a href="http://www.angela4colo.com/contact/" target="_blank">Representative Angela Williams</a> to introduce <a href="...

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