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Yes, 55+ Age-Restricted Communities ARE Legal

Date Posted: Monday, July, 2nd, 2018

  By: Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. Families with children are protected under the Fair Housing Amendments Act (“FHAA”), correct? Yes. The FHAA makes it unlawful for an association to discriminate based on familial status.   So that means an association cannot restrict children from living in the community, correct? Wrong. An association can prohibit children from… [Read More]

By:  David A. Firmin, Esq. On November 17, 2017 the voters of the City and County of Denver, by an 8.5% margin, approved Initiative 300.  Initiative 300, or the Denver Green Roof Initiative, requires all buildings in Denver that are over 25,000 square feet use a “green roof” at the time of construction or when… [Read More]

Using Association Professionals: Do We Really Have To?

Date Posted: Thursday, February, 1st, 2018

By: Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. Oftentimes, when owners get on the board of directors, they have no idea what they are getting into and the tremendous importance of their responsibilities as directors.  Furthermore, such individuals may also have no idea what type of liability exposure they are taking on by serving on the board and… [Read More]

By: Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. Has your community ever been accused of discriminating? Or perhaps someone even brought discrimination charges against your association? Unfortunately, discrimination is the “in thing” nowadays and no association is immune. So what is an association to do in order to protect itself? Perhaps the most crucial step you can take… [Read More]

Understanding Negligence

Date Posted: Tuesday, January, 3rd, 2017

By:  Melissa M. Garcia, Esq. What is negligence? In simplest terms, to be negligent is to act in some careless way that causes harm to another.  For example, someone is not paying attention while backing out of his driveway and ends up hitting his neighbor’s mailbox.  The driver’s negligence (i.e., careless driving) caused damage to… [Read More]

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