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Community Association Manager Licensing Bill IntroducedOn February 25, 2019, HB19-1212 was introduced in the Colorado Legislature to reenact the CAM licensing laws that were repealed last year and to reestablish the CAM program. HB19-1212 is substantially similar to the prior law, but there are some changes that managers and management companies should note if the […]

NOTICE to our clients and managers

NOTICE to our clients and managers alike – effective September 1, 2018, Colorado made changes to the law which affects how Associations and Management Companies store and handle the personal identifying information of its members.  The law impacts all communities whether self-managed or professionally managed.  Associations should contact their attorney to discuss and adopt the […]

Normally, property taxes on common areas are paid by the membership through taxes on their own property.  For the members of an exclusive San Francisco community, however, an unpaid tax bill lead to the sale of the private street that fronts their homes.  How did this happen?  Bad record-keeping or the failure to record the […]

How do you Mitigate Wildfire? …Goats.

Yes, goats…300 goats!  A new… and unique…method to help reduce the spread of wildfire has gained our attention.  Recently, a Castle Pines homeowners association enlisted the services of a herd of 300 goats to help mitigate the spread of wildfire in its community.  The goats eat and remove about one acre of tall grass and […]

On June 5, 2017, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its ruling in Vallagio at Inverness Residential Condominium Ass’n, Inc. v. Metropolitan Homes, Inc. et al. (Supreme Court Case No. 15SC508).  The Supreme Court affirmed the court of appeals and ruled: The Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (“CCIOA”) permits a declarant to reserve the unlimited right […]

Last month we reported on a press conference presented by Governor Hickenlooper and several legislators where the Governor announced consensus had been reached on the construction defect bill, HB17-1279.  Both the House and Senate passed the bill by overwhelming margins.  The Governor is expected to sign the bill on May 23, 2017. For those involved […]

Governor Hickenlooper, state legislators and mayors had a press conference at the Capital on April 19, 2017, and announced that consensus has been achieved on a construction defect bill, this after years of bills related to construction defects were introduced and dying due to lack of consensus.  House Bill 1279 has not yet passed the […]

HUD recently issued its final rules regarding quid pro quo (“this for that”) harassment and hostile environment harassment under the Fair Housing Act.  The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and familial status.  Although community associations do not typically consider themselves to be “housing providers,” the […]

Recently proposed changes in FHA lending programs and guidelines could have drastic effects for 22 states (including Colorado) and the District of Columbia. The proposed reforms would restrict owners’ eligibility for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (i.e., reverse mortgages) in states where community association liens are provided “super lien” status. If enacted, the revised rule states […]

In the waning days of May, CAI and HAM Radio Lobbyists worked with together with Federal Legislators to reach a compromise on H.R. 1301 concerning outdoor amateur radio antennas and services in residential communities. The revised bill requires the FCC to enact rules prohibiting private land use restrictions, including restrictive covenants found in almost every […]

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