Governance and Other Policies

Most homeowner associations are required to adopt specific governance policies as per the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act and the Colorado consumer protection and cybersecurity statutes.  Interested in hearing specifics about these policies and why they may be required? Check out the article written by Jerry Orten regarding governance and other policies required for most HOAs here.

Cyber and Data Security in Colorado Common Interest Communities

With the recent increase in cyber-related crimes, now more than ever it’s essential that common interest communities arm themselves with the knowledge and tools needed to prevent a cyber breach, or to quickly remedy the situation should a cyber breach occur.  Attorney Aaron Goodlock (along with attorney Dave Lee) recently presented a manager education class on cybersecurity and data privacy in HOAs.  View his article that was recently published in CAI-RMC’s magazine, Common Interests, regarding cyber and data security here.

Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite

The Response of HOAs in Attached Home Communities

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Should Denver’s Parks, Streets and Public Places Become Housing? ‘Occupy Denver’ Re-Dux?

Denver voters will consider these questions as Initiative Ordinance 300 (“Initiative 300”) on the ballot for the May 7, 2019 election (along with candidates for mayor, other offices and Initiative Ordinance 301).

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Attempts to Unilaterally Modify Contracts by Service Providers

Recently our firm has seen an increase in various service providers attempting to introduce new fees in the performance of their contracts with community associations.  These fees are typically introduced on an invoice, and accompanied with a short explanation that they are associated with some cost incurred by the service provider.  When assessed on a per-owner basis these fees may seem small or nominal in amount.  However, when aggregated across the community and across multiple years, these fees can add up to a mid-contract price increase of tens of thousands of dollars for a community association.  Owners and board members should be aware that the introduction of these fees is an attempt to unilaterally modify a contract and there may be a sound legal basis to reject such a modification.

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