Tag "Colorado"

Back to homepage

It’s the Seventh Inning Stretch……Let’s See Where We Are (CO)

Since the Assembly convened on January 13, 2016, eight bills have been introduced that mention or reference homeowners associations.

Read More

House Bill 1133 Unanimously Killed in Committee (CO)

On Monday, the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee (the “State Affairs Committee”) wisely and unanimously killed HB 1133

Read More

Emotional Assistance Animal Legislation Introduced (CO)

House Bill 16-1201 has been introduced and would require licensed medical professionals to meet with a patient and determine the need for emotional support animals

Read More

Emotional Assistance Animal Bill Introduced (CO)

how licensed professionals in Colorado must approach providing recommendations for emotional support animals

Read More

Bill Introduced to Expand Authority of HOA Information and Resource Center (CO)

The bill expands the rulemaking authority of the Director of the Division of Real Estate

Read More

City may fund maintenance for affordable housing HOAs (CO)

The city of Aspen is contemplating injecting as much as $16 million of public money into the capital reserve accounts of local affordable housing homeowner associations

Read More

Managers Can Expect Even More Regulation Under HB16-1133 (CO)

HB16-1133 requires managers to provide a receipt containing an exhaustive amount of information as follows:

Read More

(CO) Bill Introduced to Require Pre-CCIOA Communities to Comply with Budget Ratification Provision of CCIOA

Require HOAs created before July 1, 1992, to comply with the budget ratification provision in CCIOA

Read More

Attack of the Zombie Bills, or is there a glitch in the Matrix? (CO)

It all depends on your personal point of view.  From an outsider’s point of view, it seems that the motto of many legislatures is that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. As was detailed yesterday, of the

Read More

Appeals court yields pro-builder ruling in construction-defects case

The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled this week that the stipulation in a homeowner association’s bylaws that arbitration be used as the resolution method in construction-defects disputes can’t be removed by the association without the consent of the builder.   Read

Read More

HOA Bills (CO) Dropping Like Flies in Final Days of Legislative Session

The 2015 legislative session of the Colorado General Assembly ends today.  In the final few days, the following HOA-related bills were killed in the Senate:     Read the article…………

Read More

Construction Defect Reform Still Not Over (CO)

Even though the State legislature seemed to end the debate, at least for this year, by postponing indefinitely any further debate on SB 15-177, the issues are far from settled.   Read the article………..

Read More

Would Construction Defects Reform Have Helped Colorado’s Housing Crunch?

A measure to make it more difficult for condo owners to sue developers over defects from construction died during the state Legislature’s final full week in session.  Beyond developer support, affordable housing advocates had thrown their support behind the bill.

Read More

Denver (CO) could be the next city to push for local construction-defects reform

With construction-defects reform dead at the statewide level for 2015, the fight is likely to shift now to Colorado cities willing to test local reform laws — including Denver, which could be among the leaders in that movement.    Read

Read More

11th-hour plea made to keep Colorado’s construction-defects bill alive

Affordable housing advocates and metro area mayors — most notably Denver Mayor Michael Hancock — made a last-minute plea to state lawmakers Monday morning to give a bill that would revamp Colorado’s construction defects statute a “fair hearing” in the

Read More

Construction-defects bill sent to Colorado House ‘kill’ committee

A much-debated bill touted as a fix for the state’s construction-defects law, which has been blamed for drying up the new condo market in Colorado, appears bound for a legislative burial in the House.  Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Boulder, introduced

Read More

Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Sails Through House Committee (CO)

Yesterday, under the stewardship of Representative Angela Williams who is the Chair of the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee, House Bill 1343 sailed through that Committee with unanimous bipartisan support! The bill will now be considered by the House

Read More

Construction Defect Bill Faces Major Problems in House (CO)

Yesterday, as expected, the Colorado Senate passed Senate Bill 177 on third reading and the bill is now headed to the House for consideration. While the spin put on this bill by the Metro Mayors Caucus and Denver Chamber of

Read More

Judge says ruling is forthcoming on condo access case (CO)

Pitkin County District Court Judge Gail Nichols said she intends to issue a ruling by the end of the month in the case brought by the city of Aspen against condominium owners and a developer who blocked access to their

Read More

Condo defects bill moves out of the Colorado Senate to the House

Condo developers scored a victory in the state legislature Tuesday as a bill limiting construction defects lawsuits passed the Republican-held Senate. But the celebration may be short lived as it moves to the House. House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst wants

Read More

Manager Licensure Clean-Up Bill Introduced with Bipartisan Support (CO)

House Bill 15-1343 (“HB 1343”) has just been introduced in the Colorado House of Representative to clean-up and improve the manager licensure law which is currently on the books. Given the bipartisan nature of this bill, there is plenty of

Read More

Manager License Application Finally Out! (CO)

From HindmanSanchez:  After much waiting and anticipation, DORA has released the Community Association Manager License application!! So for those of you who have completed all the prerequisites for the CAM License, you may now proceed to the final step!  For

Read More

The Bare Facts about Covenant Enforcement

It’s that time of year again, when the weather is changing and people are spending more time….naked in their doorways? No, this is not an early April Fool’s joke. According the neighbors of the Cardinal Glen’s HOA in North Carolina,

Read More

House speaker wants construction-defects bill amended (CO)

House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst on Tuesday laid out her clearest directive yet for passing a construction-defects reform bill: Amend it to include a right for condominium owners to file a lawsuit, or the bill is likely to die.  

Read More

SB 15-177 Approved by Senate Committee (CO)

A Colorado Senate committee voted last late night to forward SB 15-177 to the full Senate with four approved minor amendments.   After hearing over eight hours of testimony from over forty witnesses representing both proponents and opponents of the bill,

Read More

Colorado Senate Wins the “Arizoonie” Award

I thought I had retired the “Arizoonie”.  This was originally an annual award I gave to the state that proposed the dumbest community association proposed law each year.  The nickname “Arizoonie” was given because Arizona continually won the award and

Read More

Condo Builder Liability Measure Advances In Senate (CO)

A bill to make it harder to sue condominium builders has cleared its first hurdle in the Colorado Legislature. The measure would make it harder to sue builders of single and multifamily homes for defective construction. It would require that a

Read More

The Ever-increasing Deductible Dilemma: Part One

It is becoming more and more common place. A condominium association has a few claims on its insurance policy over the years and premiums start to rise. In order to purchase affordable casualty insurance to cover the common elements and

Read More

A few red flags on construction defects (CO)

SB 15-177, Construction Defects, can provide relief for both homeowners and developers from costly and often reckless litigation. The bill can empower homeowners by requiring them to vote on and approve the use of HOA funds in litigation. However, the

Read More

Colorado’s first construction defects bill squeaks through committee

A bill to reduce the amount of time a homeowner gets to sue over construction defects passed in a Senate committee Monday, but not before it was weakened to exclude multi-family developments.    Read more……..

Read More