News and Legal Updates

  • Provisional and Apprentice Licenses Proposed

    A provisional license for managers has been proposed to be allowed through December 31, 2015.  An apprentice license is also proposed. HB 1343 These proposals are included within HB 2015-1343 now pending in the Colorado State legislature.  The State legislature and the Governor are expected to act on HB 1343 in late April or early May.  The Governor may have till June to approve the bill the legislature may send to him. Provisional License A provisional license is for those w ...

    by Jerry Orten
    Wednesday, 29 April 2015
  • Take Heed of New Licensing Requirements for 2015

    The Department of Regulatory Agencies Real Estate Division is putting new licensing requirements into effect for 2015.  Community association managers and those who have a vested interest in homeowner associations, cooperatives and condominiums will need to take heed of the new license requirements.  Read Jerry's full article as appeared in the Colorado Real Estate Journal. ...

    by Jerry Orten
    Wednesday, 08 April 2015
  • Fair Housing

    April is Fair Housing Month

    In addition to consultations with our attorneys to resolve fair housing issues, consider the follolwing resources: Denver Metro Fair Housing Center National Fair Housing Alliance with brochures on the following topics: Fair Housing for Condo, Coop and Homeowners’ Associations Fair Housing for Families Fair Housing for Persons with Disabilities If further assistance is desired, contact one of our attorneys. ...

    by Jerry Orten
    Monday, 06 April 2015
  • First Construction Defects Bill Passes Through Committee

    A Colorado Senate committee – the State, Military and Veteran Affairs Committee – voted to decrease the amount of time homeowners have to assert construction defects. The committee vote occurred March 16th on Senate Bill 15-91. The time to sue would be reduced from 6 years to 5 for single family homes. A separate bill, Senate Bill 15-177, has not yet been heard by a committee. That bill would impose restrictions on the ability of homeowners associations to sue for defects. Opposition to these bi ...

    by Aaron Goodlock
    Wednesday, 18 March 2015
  • Proposed Reduction of Time HOAs Could Pursue Construction Defects

    A Senate Bill is pending, 15-091, to reduce the time allowed to pursue construction defects from 6 to 3 years.  If a claim arises in the second or third year the HOA would have just 1 year after the cause of action arises.  If passed, these time periods would be among the shortest in the country. Claims of some HOAs would be eliminated.  A hearing on this bill will be held by the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 16, 2015. Attend the hearing, or listen to it online. ...

    by Candyce Cavanagh
    Friday, 13 March 2015
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