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Jerry Orten and Candyce Cavanagh

Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt, LLC is pleased to announce that Candyce D. Cavanagh and Jerry Orten have been named to The Best Lawyers in America list for Community Association Law in the Colorado 2021 Edition. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal […]

The Fair Housing Act Expands Protections

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On Thursday, February 11, 2021, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) announced that LGBTQ Americans would be protected under the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”). Initially passed in 1968, the FHA protects against housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin. As originally drafted, the FHA does not extend […]

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On January 21, 2021, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 21-002 into law. The Bill effectively extends the prohibitions on creditors from taking extraordinary actions to recover debt, to June 1, 2021. There were no changes to the original Bill (SB 20-211). In June of last year, SB 20-211 was approved, limiting creditors, including owner associations, […]

Wrapping Up 2020

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2020 has been difficult beyond comparison, and in countless ways. Although the challenges are not yet over, for many, 2021 is the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel”. With this year coming to a close, we wanted to take a moment of gratitude. To our clients, peers, and friends, we thank you for […]

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As you may have gathered from our recent education class and article post, local ordinances pertaining to Accessory Dwelling Units (“ADUs”) are quickly and broadly changing in Colorado. Specifically, the City and County of Denver Land Use, Transportation, and Infrastructure Committee will likely be voting on permitting ADUs in certain areas of Denver on November […]

2020 HOA Legislation

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HOA Information Office – Continued by the Legislature The State’s HOA Information Office and its HOA Officer were continued for 5 more years.  The State office was due to end (or “sunset”), but was renewed by HB 20-1200 (“Bill”).  The Bill also establishes a state law standard on limited religious displays on the door or […]

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In late June, SB 20-211 was approved, limiting creditors, including owner associations, from taking extraordinary actions to recover assessment delinquencies.  Specifically, associations are prohibited from garnishing wages, levying bank accounts or otherwise executing on a court judgment.  The Act is intended to provide some relief to individuals who have been financially impacted by the COVID […]

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The Colorado Legislature is currently on a fast track to consider a Bill (Senate Bill 20-211) which will greatly impact an association’s ability to collect delinquent assessments. The Bill has passed through the State Senate and is now under review by the House. Below is a summary of the current proposal: The Bill would restrict […]

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