News and Legal Updates

  • Grant Money Available to Associations from Some Cities

    Many cities, like Golden, have created grant programs to help support HOAs and neighborhoods.  The City of Golden has created the i-Golden Neighborhood Grants Program intended for community associations located within Golden. Golden has two grant levels:    * A small grant up to $500. This grant money is in the form of a reimbursement and is intended for block parties, neighborhood cleanup days or other small events.    * A matching grant of up to $2,500. Mat ...

    by Orten Cavanagh & Holmes, LLC
    Thursday, 12 June 2014
  • Roll Out The Barrels’ Food Drive a Huge Success

    We want to extend a thank you to all of the management companies and businesses who partnered with us to make the 2014 'Roll Out The Barrels' Food Drive such a huge success. Specifically, we'd like to thank MSI LLC, Hammersmith Management, Westwind Management Group, Colorado Management and Associates, The Management Trust and ACCU. This year's drive benefited Metro CareRing, www.metrocarering.org, a non-profit hunger relief organization operating one of the largest food pantries in Denver. ...

    by Orten Cavanagh & Holmes, LLC
    Wednesday, 21 May 2014
  • HOAs and Directories of Owners and Residents

    HOA directory of owners/residents were restricted in 2012 with the passage of the HOA records bill. Limitations on publishing owner/resident phone numbers, email addresses, or both have been eliminated by a bill enacted as HB-2014-1125. Effective August 6, 2014, owners and residents can give permission to the HOA to publish phone numbers and email addresses or both. For more information on records of HOAs, contact one of our attorneys based on the statutes. We can advise what records a ...

    by Orten Cavanagh & Holmes, LLC
    Monday, 07 April 2014
  • 2014 Management Company Disclosure Bill- Legislation in Process

    The state legislature is considering and appears poised to pass a bill requiring HOA management companies to disclose funds they receive from third parties (i.e.: from someone other than the Association).  HB 2014-1254, as rewritten, would require these disclosures. What’s our firm’s position? -- We recommend this bill be passed.  We have been and are supporting HB 2014-1254. When are the disclosures required? -- Disclosures are required at the time of contract negotiations and y ...

    by Orten Cavanagh & Holmes, LLC
    Thursday, 13 March 2014
  • HOA Information Office 2013

    Report February 1, 2014 The 2013 report is out and is available at the state's website www.dora.state.co.us. A copy is also posted on our resource page at www.ochhoalaw.com. The HOA Information and Resource Center of the State of Colorado, Division of Real Estate ("HOA Info Office") was created in 2010.  This Office registers HOAs, receives requests for information and takes complaints about HOAs, boards of HOAs, managers, management companies, developers/declarants and others. Th ...

    by Orten Cavanagh & Holmes, LLC
    Monday, 10 March 2014
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