Print

News and Insights

On February 2, 2016, H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act” passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives and was referred to the U.S. Senate by a vote of 427-0.  H.R. 3700 addresses problems with the current FHA condominium program.  The bill directs the Secretary to streamline the project certification requirements so that […]

As state legislators struggle to develop a cohesive approach to construction defect reform in Colorado, several cities continue their efforts to address this at the local level. Despite recent statements by the Governor advocating a state-level approach, local municipalities are still considering whether to take this on. Most recently, the City of Longmont announced that […]

Governor John Hickenlooper recently called upon the state assembly to continue bipartisan efforts to address construction defect reform in 2016. Based on the Governor’s comments, Coloradans will once again see bills introduced to try to balance the interests of builders, owners and HOAs.  According to the Governor, the issues surrounding construction defect reform are “too […]

The state has clarified management company record retention requirements following termination of an Association’s management contract. The management company is required to retain a former client’s records that were produced or involved the management company during the management term. As the Community Association Managers Practices Act became effective January 1, 2015, management companies should retain […]

Community Association Managers and HOAs beware! Nearly 6 months after community association managers were required to be licensed, the State is taking action against individuals and management companies that have yet to meet the requirements of the new law. As of July 1st, 2015, State law requires individuals and companies who manage HOAs without a […]

It’s such a joy doing business with you!  We sincerely thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your communities.  We wish you a joyful holiday season and much success in the New Year! Enjoy more photos from our Holiday Party. Happy Holidays from your friends at Orten Cavanagh & Holmes

Colorado Springs is taking construction defects to a municipal level.  In council chambers filled with builder-advocate groups, Council members recently voted unanimously on the first reading of this ordinance.  The ordinance seeks to restrict the rights of homeowners to hold builders accountable for defective construction. If the ordinance is approved by a final vote set […]

San Francisco and Washington D.C. have proposed regulation of short term lodging offered by internet providers, like AirBnB.  In response, that company has renewed its pledge of cooperation with cities.  The company has also asserted that the hotel industry “threatens the economic lifeline of home sharing.” HOAs often have issues with short term uses and […]

CAI-RMC Fall Conference!

Are you attending the upcoming CAI-RMC Fall Conference?  This year’s Fall Conference will feature educational sessions on: How to build a better HOA board HOA crisis and reputation management Roundtable discussions on insurance, banking, legal and legislative issues. The Fall Conference is being held Thursday, November 12th at the Curtis Hotel in Downtown Denver.  You […]

A recent announcement from the City and County of Denver suggests that Denver may be following suit with other cities by introducing a new ordinance to address construction defect reform.   The proposed ordinance would place restrictions on the rights of condominium associations and HOAs to bring actions against developers and builders alleging construction defects. […]

Archives

Follow Us

facebook linkedin twitter youtube

Contact Us

Denver | 720-221-9780
Colorado Springs | 719-457-8420
Info@ochhoalaw.com