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HOA Litigation Under COVID 19

Colorado and most of the country are on stay at home orders of some kind.  Colorado state and federal courthouses have vacated in-person civil hearings, trials and other matters, subject to rescheduling.  With court closings, litigants have been forced to quickly adapt to virtual litigation activities that are customarily done in person.  This can include […]

Recently we learned that a nationwide property insurer has adopted an additional endorsement which becomes part of the association’s property insurance policy upon its renewal. The endorsement states that the policy does not cover the cost to replace undamaged materials to have them match or otherwise be aesthetically compatible with the damaged materials. What does […]

San Francisco and Washington D.C. have proposed regulation of short term lodging offered by internet providers, like AirBnB.  In response, that company has renewed its pledge of cooperation with cities.  The company has also asserted that the hotel industry “threatens the economic lifeline of home sharing.” HOAs often have issues with short term uses and […]

Many Colorado cities, just like HOAs, are considering regulating short term rentals.  The Colorado Springs Gazette recently reported on the impact of short term rentals in both Manitou Springs and the Springs.  Manitou currently has a moratorium in place on new short term rental licenses until it enacts new rules, which it aims to do […]

The City of Lakewood has passed Ordinance 21, which places additional obstacles on residents and associations to have construction defects corrected.  The ordinance passed on a 7-4 vote.  The city council members did agree to some amendments to the ordinance, including allowing owners to vote by proxy on whether to initiate litigation against the builder, […]

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