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New HOA Collection Policy Requirements and Collection Limitations

On May 28, 2013, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law HB 2013-1276 – the HOA Collection Policy Requirements and Debt Collection Limitations bill.

Homeowner advocates take aim at HOA boards, management companies

Jim Phillips was prepared for many of the costs associated with selling his Aurora home in July.  What he was not expecting was a $500 “transfer fee” for HOA documents required to complete the sale of the property in the Tallyn’s Reach development.  Phillips reluctantly signed the closing documents, then disputed the charge from his […]

Marijuana and HOAs: Can homeowners groups ban people from growing, using pot?

Condo Associations or HOAs with homes with attached walls should consider rules limiting cannabis growing in homes and more. Growing cannabis can be very pungent. Planned Communities, without attached walls, may take a hands off approach. See the article published in Westwood or contact HOA professionals at our office for more information.

Drought Tolerant HOAs and Homeowners?

With a looming extended drought, the legislature has been considering making turf and watering covenants, restrictions and guidelines of HOAs even harder to enforce and making xeriscaping easier.   The bill under consideration has been approved in the State Senate, is under consideration in the State House and is expected to be approved and become law […]

Orten Cavanagh & Holmes educates at the 2013 Home and Garden Show

Orten Cavanagh & Holmes, LLC participated in the 2013 Home and Garden Show in February on behalf of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Community Association Institute (CAI-RMC).  Our attorneys helped the CAI-RMC run its booth at the Home & Garden Show to help educate about common interest communities and orient homeowners to HOAs and […]

Banks taking longer than ever to resell foreclosed homes

Banks taking longer than ever the resell foreclosed homes:  According to new, nationwide data from research company RealtyTrac Inc., banks are taking on average 20% longer to resell homes that had been previously foreclosed.  What does this data mean for community associations? Often banks do not adequately maintain these properties and let them fall into […]

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