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HOA Liens For Sale

The list below will provide you access to a list of association assessment liens belonging to our clients on properties that are currently in public trustee foreclosure. The list, in PDF format is searchable by foreclosure sale date, county, public trustee sale number or property address.Not every l Read More...
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How To Get Out of a Contract

By:  Loura K. Sanchez, Esq.Asking an attorney how to get out of a contract you have signed is a bit like asking Houdini how he escapes chains and locks.  Well, not exactly.  Often, clients come to us shortly after entering into a contract or midway through a contract when things start to deterior Read More...
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Governing Documents and the Role of Each One

By:  Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. The primary “governing documents” of an association are the declaration, articles of incorporation, and bylaws.  When properly drafted, all three governing documents work together and have separate roles addressing different aspects of associations’ governances.  Read More...
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Look Out for Sneaky Provisions in your Declarations that Bite…

By: Debra J. Oppenheimer, Esq.Trying to keep communities looking good is one of the most important goals for homeowners associations; in fact, it is one of the main reasons people purchase homes in HOAs.  Unfortunately, enforcing governing documents is not an easy task and there are oftentimes prov Read More...
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Processes for Amending Your Governing Documents

By:  Melissa M. Garcia, Esq.Are your governing documents up to date?  Do they meet the current needs of the community? Are they in compliance with the many recent changes to Colorado law?  If the answer is no then it’s time to amend.  Each of the governing documents in question can be amended, Read More...
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Tips for Spotting Problematic Contracts

By: Heather L. Hartung, Esq.Associations enter into contracts on a regular basis for various items ranging from general landscaping to major projects such as roofing and fence replacement.  Most of the time, these contracts are written on behalf of the contractors and are standard pre-printed forms Read More...
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Colorado Supreme Court Will Consider Community Association Case

The Colorado Supreme Court has accepted certiorari in the case of Pulte Home Corporation v. Countryside Community Association.  Opening briefs as well as a motion to allow an amicus (friend of the court) brief by the Home Builders Association have already been filed. Read Complete Blog Post. Read More...
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New Affirmation of Legal Work Status Form Required as of October 1st

If you have hired a new employee this month or intend to do so make sure you complete the new "Affirmation of Legal Work Status" form within 20 calendar days of hire. Read complete Blog post.   Read More...
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Lakewood City Council Approves Ordinance Related to Construction Defects

In a 7 to 4 vote early this morning, the Lakewood City Council approved an ordinance that will severely restrict homeowner association rights to sue developers for shoddy work.  The first ordinance of its type in Colorado, read complete Blog post. . Read More...
Topics: Liabilities
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Manager Licensing Update Part 2

In follow up to my blog on Monday, I have been advised by Marcia Waters of DORA that DORA is considering a request by CAI to consider the CMCA examination as an alternative to the general portion of the state exam. Read Complete Blog Post. Read More...
Topics: Management