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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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PROPOSED BILL (SB 20-211) AND RESTRICTION OF DEBT COLLECTIONSThe 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 […]

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As of yesterday, June 4, Colorado Governor Jared Polis has provided guidelines for how community pools may reopen. While pools are permitted to open, to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of Coloradans, there are still COVID19 safety measures which do not permit pools to be used at full capacity: Pool capacity must be limited […]

IS THE ASSOCIATION REQUIRED TO REFUND ASSESSMENTS BECAUSE OF CLOSED FACILITIES?

Although all Colorado pools are required to remain closed through May 26, 2020, the CDC has now provided guidance for re-opening pools and hot tubs.   We know that there are many questions about whether, how and when associations should re-open pools and hot tubs.  According to the CDC, COVID-19 is not transmitted through the water, […]

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Effective May 6, 2020, anyone 3 years of age and older is required to wear a face covering in certain public settings within the City and County of Denver.  Denver is not unique and is among a growing list of local county and municipal governments mandating use of face masks when engaging in various public […]

IS THE ASSOCIATION REQUIRED TO REFUND ASSESSMENTS BECAUSE OF CLOSED FACILITIES?

Many associations have temporarily closed common facilities such as clubhouses, laundry rooms, fitness rooms, and hot tubs in response to Covid-19 and social distancing guidelines.  Many are wondering whether or how pools will be able to open later this month.  As the weather gets nicer and quarantine fatigue sets in, we are seeing more demands […]

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 […]

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