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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, April 6, 2012 | Legislative Miscellaneous

The rate of complaints about HOAs have been increasing in 2012 over 2011, as reported by Aaron Acker, the HOA Information Office of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.  Mr. Acker was one of the speakers at panel discussion on Manager Licensing and Legislative Update held during the April 5 Spring Showcase event by...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | State Legislation

SB12-030 passed the House on Third Reading yesterday and will now be forwarded to the Governor for signature.  The bill will not have any impact on much of what associations do except for the the selling of liens.

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Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, March 16, 2012 | Legislative Miscellaneous

The March 15, 2012 compliance deadline for ADA pool compliance deemed "POOL-MAGGEDON" by industry insiders has been extended. In an unexpected but not surprising move given the public outcry against the revised pool access rules, President Obama ordered a 60 day stay on the implementation of the enforcement of pool rules that require all "places of public accommodation" to be accessible, see...

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...

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