Governance Resources


Employment Issues in Community Associations

Date Posted: Tuesday, June, 9th, 2015

I.     Changes In Employment-At-Will Doctrine A.     The  employment-at-will doctrine is, simply stated, that all employment is by the mutual consent of the employer and employee, and may be terminated at will by either party for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all. B.     Subsequently, virtually every state in the United States… [Read More]

Rule Clean up: Why Should You Do it and How Often?

Date Posted: Monday, June, 8th, 2015

Most communities have “rules” that take on many different forms and names.  For example, some communities have design guidelines, while others have rules and regulations.  Still other associations use resolutions and policies as their “rules”.  Regardless of what associations call their “rules”, these rules typically work in conjunction with their declarations to clarify terms, covenants,… [Read More]

The Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (a/k/a CCIOA) was adopted by the Colorado legislature in 1992, to govern common interest communities in Colorado.  Communities that do not fall under the definition of a “common interest community” are not subject to CCIOA or any of its requirements or benefits.   But what exactly is a “common interest… [Read More]

Are Your Governing Documents Working For You?

Date Posted: Monday, June, 8th, 2015

Association Records – What the Heck are They Anyway?

Date Posted: Monday, June, 8th, 2015

Historically, confusion existed as to which association records and documents homeowners in a community association were entitled to access and copy.  However, changes in the law in recent years have clarified the rights and obligations of both homeowners and associations in this regard.  This article discusses associations’ corporate records and homeowners’ rights and obligations under… [Read More]


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