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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 […]

Legislative Changes in July Prompts Adoption of New Policies by HOAs

Colorado Flag with gavel - limits on collection - legislative changes

Recent changes to provisions in CCIOA likely contradict what your current governing documents reflect on the use of artificial turf and drought-tolerant landscaping, and the display of flags and signs. House Bills 21-1229 and 21-1310 (“Bills”) were both signed by Governor Jared Polis earlier this month. The changes in both Bills take effect in early […]

Jerry Orten and Candyce Cavanagh - 2021 Best Lawyers

Orten Cavanagh Holmes & Hunt, LLC is pleased to announce that Candyce D. Cavanagh and Jerry Orten have been named to The Best Lawyers in America list for Community Association Law in the Colorado 2021 Edition. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal […]

The Fair Housing Act Expands Protections

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On Thursday, February 11, 2021, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) announced that LGBTQ Americans would be protected under the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”). Initially passed in 1968, the FHA protects against housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin. As originally drafted, the FHA does not extend […]

Limits on Collection Activity

Colorado Flag with gavel - limits on collection - legislative changes

On January 21, 2021, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 21-002 into law. The Bill effectively extends the prohibitions on creditors from taking extraordinary actions to recover debt, to June 1, 2021, resulting in limits on collection activity. There were no changes to the original Bill (SB 20-211). In June of last year, SB 20-211 was […]

Wrapping Up 2020

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As we’re wrapping up 2020, we acknowledge it 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, […]

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