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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

With our record breaking temperatures becoming a distant memory and winter conditions right around the corner, it’s time for association’s to review their snow removal contracts.  What should be included in these contracts?  Below is a checklist of some of the most common provisions all snow...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, October 15, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

What if an owner was delinquent in assessments and without filing a lawsuit and obtaining a judgment you could require the tenant living in the owner’s unit to pay the rent to the association instead of the owner to satisfy back assessments?  Sound too good to be true?

  It isn’t!  It can be done, but only if your association has an assignment of rents provision in its...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, October 12, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

 “Hoarding: Buried Alive.” “Confessions: Animal Hoarding.” “Hoarders.”  These popular television shows continue to sweep the nation highlighting the serious pattern of behavior where a person collects excessive items and is unwilling to let go of these items.  Oftentimes a hoarder’s home may by be so full of “stuff” that there is virtually no room for them to live.  This “stuff” typically...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Colorado Community Association Law

Over the weekend, I was once again reminded of the importance of carbon monoxide detectors.  Sadly, it was reported that one person died and a total of nine families were displaced from their apartment complex in Colorado Springs due to high levels of carbon monoxide.  As a reminder, Colorado...

Written By David A. Closson | Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In a recent notice the Colorado Secretary of State warns Colorado business owners of a deceptive solicitation issued by “Compliance Services.”  The company has mailed solicitations to business owners across Colorado offering to prepare documents to satisfy annual meeting minute requirements for a fee of $125...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Whether it is concerns over qualifying for FHA backed loans in a condominium community or concerns over upkeep of homes, more and more communities are considering bans or restrictions on rentals.  If your community is considering limiting the number of rentals, there are a...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

As the saying goes, “Every vote counts” and this year is no different.  With October ushering in the 4th quarter, it’s time for Associations to  begin the task of preparing for their annual meeting.  What should be included on the agenda?  Who’s going to run for the board?  How do you encourage owner participation? 

If  your association has a hard time getting enough...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In a recent story on Fox News 31, a board president apparently issued a "no comment" statement when contacted by the reporter.  What would you do if contacted by a reporter?  Given the amount of negative publicity surrounding associations your first...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

We know that our clients are amazing associations who have accomplished significant goals in the past year.  Most board members don't receive acknowledgement for a job well done. This can be different!  How?

  Apply for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of CAI HOA of the Year.  Awards will be given to small, medium and large associations.  Criteria include overall management and...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, September 28, 2012 | National Legislation

HUD has issued FAQ’s as a follow up to the recently issued ML 12-18 regarding temporary FHA condominium approval guidelines.  The temporary guidelines, are effective until August 31, 2014, unless...

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