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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, October 7, 2013 | State Legislation

All associations are required to comply with HB 13-1276 by January 1, 2014. What happens if you don't comply?



  • You cannot take any action to collect delinquent accounts through a third party;


  • You will be in violation of Colorado law, which...
Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

As I look back over this series on Servant Leadership I realized that it was appropriate that I saved this characteristic for last, as I believe it is probably the most important one for a successful servant leader and is achieved by all of the...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

If your association has employees you should be aware of the October 1 deadline for notices under the Affordable Care Act.  Under the Affordable Care Act all covered employers must provide notice of insurance coverage options to their employees by October 1, 2013.  However, on September 11, 2013, the Department of Labor indicated that employers would not be fined if they failed to meet this...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, September 23, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

The word humility is a hard one to grasp in the context of a servant leader.  In Jim Collins’ book, Good to Great, he concludes that great companies have level 5 leaders.  And, level 5 leaders direct their ego away from them and focus on the larger goal of what the company achieves....

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Friday, September 20, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Flooded with questions over the recent floods in Colorado? Hopefully the answers to these frequently asked questions will help you keep your head above water:



1.  Our community was hit with the flood.  Does the association have any responsibility for repairs to the owner’s unit?

It depends.  In the absence of insurance coverage (...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Thursday, September 19, 2013 | CCIOA

As you may recall, Article IV of CCIOA requires community associations to register annually with DORA.  In 2012, DORA issued a statement interpreting Article IV of CCIOA to only require registration by communities created on or...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

We all know that diversity is a buzz word in the business world today.  Diversity in the context of servant leadership means valuing different opinions and seeking out contrary views.

  By doing this the servant leader builds...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Hopefully the rain has ceased pouring and the floods have stopped raging, so homeowners can begin the long and hard process of cleaning up.  Removing standing water, drying out furniture, getting rid of debris, cleaning and disinfecting are just some of the steps required in your post-flood checklist.

  If your home has suffered flood damage, FEMA has published an...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Servant leaders need to be able to build community within their association.  When we think of building we usually think of constructing something like a house. You start with a vision, an architect reduces that vision to a set of plans, and then construction artists follow those plans and construct the home.  Is building community the same as building a house?

  I think so...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

A condominium association in Venice, Florida loves the idea of new residents moving into the community, but only if they are husband and wife! That’s right—if an unmarried couple (regardless of sexual orientation) attempts to move into the community, it will not receive permission to do so until the domestic partners are married.



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