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Association wins at Colorado Court of Appeals

In March of 2014 the Colorado Court of Appeals overturned a Jefferson County District Court decision made against one of HindmanSanchez’ clients.  In the ruling the Court of Appeals agreed with the arguments put forth by Brianna Schaefer, Damien Bielli and Loura Sanchez. HindmanSanchez felt that Read More...
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Oops! The Developer Did It Again!

Imagine renting the HOA club house for a family reunion.  As the reunion is winding down, the attendees decide to have a photograph taken of the family.  After all, who knows when all these relatives will be in the same place again?  Read the full blog. Read More...
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Are We Discriminating By Not Being FHA Certified?

As if all the other drama associated with FHA certifications and recertifications is not enough, there’s now one more match to add to this fire: accusations of discrimination by potential buyers.  Read the full blog. Read More...
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Get Your Goat On!

In July, the Fort Collins City Council adopted an ordinance, allowing city residents to keep and raise miniature goats within the City.  Read our full blog.   Read More...
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Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications—What are They? And Why Should We Care?

When dealing with the operation of common interest communities, some people begin to take on industry vocabulary and just expect everyone else to understand what they are saying and how important the statement being made may be.  Statements such as, "Well, CCIOA (pronounced Kiowa) says, you must di Read More...
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Discrimination: An Overview of Discrimination in Common Interest Communities

In today’s world it is not uncommon for an association to be faced with discrimination allegations.  In some cases, the discrimination is obvious but more often than not discrimination occurs in a more subtle form – not by direct discrimination but by enforcing a rule, restriction, or practice Read More...
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Swimming Pools and Exercise Rooms – What Can Associations Do?

Both the Colorado and Federal fair housing laws prohibit discrimination against any person in their use of a dwelling based on their “familial status”.  Essentially, discrimination based on familial status is discrimination against people with children.  The fair housing laws and regulations p Read More...
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Is Regulating Renters Discriminatory?

In almost any homeowners association, the subject of rentals divides owners between those who rent their units, or might want to, and those who don’t rent their units and oppose the idea altogether.  The situation can be additionally controversial in the event the community has been subjected to Read More...
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Colorado Civil Rights Division Complaints - The Ticking Time Bomb

It usually happens on a Friday afternoon.  The mail is delivered as is customary, and low and behold you see an unfamiliar envelope.  DORA (Department of Regulatory Agencies) has sent you a letter.  Curiosity peaks your interest for a nano-second before the prospect of a nice weekend returns to t Read More...
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Discrimination: An Overview of the Federal Fair Housing Act and a Study of Discrimination Claims Filed Against Associations

At one point or another many associations have had discrimination charges filed, or threatened to be filed, against them for violations of either the Fair Housing Act or their state-specific anti-discriminatory laws. In some cases, the discrimination is obvious. For example, an association that ref Read More...

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