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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 […]

Is the End here?

Not the end of the virus (though that cannot come soon enough), but the end of a condominium or planned community?  A community can end (be terminated) following the process in the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act and/or in the declaration.  A super majority of the owners decide.  If the community is no longer desired […]

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Colorado, the legislature has suspended operations and postponed the hearing of both pending house bills 1200 & 1333.  A new hearing date has not been set.  This postponement provides you with additional time to further your knowledge on the impact either of these bills (if passed) would have on […]

You can influence state legislation. Here’s a checklist on ‘how to influence pending state legislation.’ Ideally, you have established a personal relationship with your State Senator and State Representative. Regardless, your input to state legislators and/or the Governor aids these elected officials in establishing statutes that reflect better public policy. Click here to determine who […]

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). Initiative 300 would allow anyone to use streets, parks and other outdoor property of the City: With a “right to rest” (in an […]

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has implemented a new rule requiring disclosure of HOA costs and fees in 3 business days.  This includes CIC documents, transfer/record change fees, status letter fees, assessments and dues and working capital. To comply with this 3 day requirement, title companies are expected to request HOA information and figures at […]

HOA Reserve Studies

Jerry Orten was quoted in a May 2015 article in the Orten Cavanagh & Holmes LLC on HOA reserves.  Jerry said: “Each community should decide for themselves whether to have a reserve study, who to obtain it from, how often to update it, and how to implement it.  Most HOA’s are required to have a […]

Colorado statutes, in the Common Interest Ownership Act, supersede many restrictive covenants. Which ones?  CCIOA allows for: U.S. Flag Military Service Flags Reasonable accommodations for modifications Emergency vehicles Clearing trees and shrubs to create defensible space Cedar shake shingle covenants are void Political Signs (in season) Xeriscaping Energy saving modifications Energy generating modifications Electric vehicle […]

Are you in the market for a condominium?  If you buy a condominium you will become a member of an owners association.  The owners association (or HOA) offers to protect the value of properties in the community through maintenance services, restrictive covenants and rules and more.  The HOA is likely administered by a board of […]

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 […]

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