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Written By Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. | Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | State Legislation

With all this talk about who needs to get licensed, what you need to do to get licensed, the deadline for getting licensed which, by the way, is July 1st, let’s not forget about the law that is already in place …HB14-1254, otherwise known as the Manager Disclosure Bill. The following sums up the disclosure...

Written By Ashley M. Nichols | Friday, January 9, 2015 | Legislative Miscellaneous

The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act, (“Act”) which was enacted in 2009, provided protections to tenants in foreclosed properties.  The Act provided that the purchaser of a foreclosed property (many times, the bank) must provide all tenants with at least 90 days notice prior to eviction.  It also provided that tenants must be permitted to stay in the residence until the end of the lease,...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Thursday, January 8, 2015 | Legislative Miscellaneous

As we anticipated a bill attempting to clean up manager licensing was introduced into the House.  HB 15-1040 was introduced by Representative Dan Thurlow (R-Grand Junction) to narrow the number of individuals that are required to be licensed as community...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. | Thursday, January 8, 2015 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Your community is like your house. If you lose a homeowner’s trust or belief in your community’s leadership it’s like a small crack in the foundation of your house.  And, if you continue to lose...

Written By David A. Firmin, Esq. | Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Legislative Miscellaneous

And they’re off…

Today marks the first day of the legislative session for 2015.  With the very turbulent past few years, marked by...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | State Legislation

After the hearing held on January 2, 2015, DORA has adopted 3 emergency rules regarding manager licensing. The rules pertain to...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Monday, January 5, 2015 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

It’s finally time to register for the HindmanSanchez Manager License Exam Prep Course!    Join Loura Sanchez and Elina Gilbert on January 23rd at 9:00 a.m. sharp to prepare for the Manager License Exam and learn testing techniques that will help you:  1) feel more confident, 2) improve your score,...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. | Wednesday, December 31, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

The year is almost over.  Not only is it time to consider some resolutions for 2015, but it’s also time to reflect on 2014. What did you celebrate? What did you learn? Any disasters…and how did you handle them? Any progress on your goals?

It’s great time to reflect with purpose, so you can prepare for the year to come. To that end, we looked back on what our readers were interested...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | CCIOA

In a release earlier today CAI alerted our industry to the Federal Housing Finance Authority’s position expressing concern about state statutes, such as our super lien statute, that allow community associations to obtain lien priority...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. | Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Just kidding.  Playing through the scenario, though, what if being “elected” to the board was like being called for jury duty?  Homeowners’ names are fed into a machine.  Then every couple of years, a button gets pushed, a ticket pops out, and bam: YOUR name is on it.  Time to serve.  (Unless you’...

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