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Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt, LLC

Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt, LLC

Partnering with Colorado’s Common Interest Communities by providing innovative solutions from trusted legal advisors.

Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt has provided value-oriented legal services to community associations throughout Colorado, since 2005. Our full-service community association law firm tailors representation to the unique needs of each community.

Our team is dedicated to a preventive legal approach, counseling communities and associations to address concerns in a solution-based manner that minimizes discord. We encourage associations to proactively manage their communities and to ensure actions are appropriate prior to implementation.


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The 2023 Legislative Session Has Ended

May 8th marked the end of the 2023 Colorado legislative session. Several bills died, but there are a few survivors worth noting: SB 23-178 Water-Wise Landscaping in Homeowners’ Association Communities (Signed into Law; Effective August 9, 2023) This bill amends the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA), C.R.S. 38-33.3-106.5, to...
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What to Expect From a Violation Hearing

Under the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (“CCIOA”), before an association can levy fines against an owner, the association must provide the owner with the opportunity for “a fair and impartial fact-finding process concerning whether the alleged violation actually occurred and whether the unit owner is the one who should...
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Legislative Update: Cleanup Saved for Later

As the legislature approaches the end of the 2023 session (the legislature adjourns on May 6), various uncertainties remain. Several bills remain pending, including: Creation of a Homeowners Association and Metropolitan District Task Force (HB 23-1105); Regulation of water-wise landscaping in common interest communities (SB 23-178); Electric vehicle and charging...
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2022 Collection Issues

HB22-1137, which became law in August of 2022, imposed new hurdles for associations in the collection of delinquent accounts – namely: Administrative Obligations. Associations are now obligated to keep a record of contacts made with delinquent owners. Although many professional management companies already have such procedures in place, the obligation...
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2023 State-Wide Land Use Bill

On March 22, 2023, SB23-213 (“Bill”) was introduced in the Colorado legislature with the support of Governor Polis. The Bill proposes state-wide comprehensive land use reform with the objective of increasing affordable housing. The Bill is lengthy, but the legislation may impact communities by mandating that local governments adopt minimum...
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