News and Insights

Recoveries: Insurance & Construction

Home sitting atop cash - recoveries

We are celebrating wins and recoveries. Recently, Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt settled a hail loss property claim on behalf of an association for nearly $1M. The association’s claim had previously been unreasonably denied by its insurer. The funds will go towards replacing the roofs in the community. In addition, the firm recently prevailed in […]

HB 23-1105

Legislation dial turned to 2023 - HB 23-1105

Another year, another legislative session – and more bills that target HOAs and metro districts. HB 23-1105 was introduced in this session (sponsored by Reps Jennifer Parenti and Brianna Titone). It aims to create task forces for both HOA and metro districts, the sole purpose of which is to: Study issues confronting homeowners’ rights. This […]

HB 1137

Post It Note that reads "Cheat Sheet" - HB 1137

In the 2022 legislative session, the Colorado Legislature made significant changes to the way homeowner associations are governed. One bill in particular, HB22-1137, added a number of new requirements for associations with a focus on covenant enforcement and collection procedures. As some of the requirements may be confusing, below is a simplified cheat sheet that […]

Man hiding money in his pocket - Board members charged

Board Members Charged A past president of the Board of Directors of Hammock Community Association in West Kendall, Florida, along with her husband and three others, were arrested. The board members were charged with crimes ranging from grand theft, racketeering, fraud, and money laundering related to a years-long scheme to siphon money intended for community […]

Cozy house in winter - enforcing covenants under HB 22-1137

You don’t have to put enforcing covenants on hold just because winter weather is here. Give a cure deadline of May 1st to keep the ball rolling and keep enforcements in check! For many single-family homeowner associations, the end of the year signifies the end of the covenant enforcement cycle. Violation notices for poorly maintained […]

We Are A Community

A community of people hugging

The HOA industry is reeling from the tragic events that took place last week in Atlanta. In yet another act of senseless violence, two lives were taken too soon, and another victim remains hospitalized in what has come to light as a targeted attack involving a disgruntled resident against management staff and other named defendants […]

HB 22-1137 Notice

3 Important Collection Steps to Take Today - HB 22-1137

On August 10th, HB 22-1137 became law. All associations not exempt from the relevant provisions of CCIOA, must now take the following actions regarding delinquent accounts: Maintain a record of any contact with a delinquent owner, to include the type of communication (phone, email, etc.) and the date and time of contact. Before a delinquent […]

HB 22-1137

Legal gavel and hand signing bill - HB 22-1137

On June 3rd, Governor Polis signed Colorado House Bill 22-1137.  After months of opposition and support from homeowners and other stakeholders, the new law will become effective August 10, 2022. As a result of the new law, associations will need to: Evaluate and make changes to procedures for assessment collection and covenant enforcement Update/amend existing […]

New Law Impacting HOAs

Public Right of Way Street Sign - New law for HOAs

House Bill 22-1139 prohibits a common interest community from regulating the use of public right-of-ways. The new law states that associations cannot enforce a covenant, bylaw, rule or regulation that would prohibit the use of a public right-of-way that is otherwise in accordance with local government’s ordinance, resolution, rule, franchise, license or charter. The association […]

2022 Legislation Hits HOAs

Colorado Flag - Lady Justice - 2022 HOAs

The Colorado legislative session commenced on January 12, 2022. Several bills have been introduced that, if enacted, would directly affect HOAs. Certain aspects of the 2022 legislation may adversely impact common interest community homeowners, boards of directors, managers, and other stakeholders. Those bills are: SB 22-060 To Limit Assessment Increases HB 22-1040 Homeowners’ Access to […]


Follow Us

facebook linkedin twitter youtube

Platinum-CAI-2021 cai-silver Best Lawyers Award Badge

Contact Us

Denver | 720-221-9780
Colorado Springs | 719-457-8420
Email Us