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In light of a second lawsuit recently filed against a condominium association in Aspen, managers and boards of directors should be mindful of state and federal anti-discrimination laws. The pending lawsuits stem from separate occurrences between the association and residents’ on service/support animals. Association boards and managers who receive accommodation requests from owners or residents […]

Colorado statutes, in the Common Interest Ownership Act, supersede many restrictive covenants. Which ones?  CCIOA allows for: U.S. Flag Military Service Flags Reasonable accommodations for modifications Emergency vehicles Clearing trees and shrubs to create defensible space Cedar shake shingle covenants are void Political Signs (in season) Xeriscaping Energy saving modifications Energy generating modifications Electric vehicle […]

Insurance requirements for community association managers (CAMs) are provided by statute and CAM “D Rules.” Licensed CAMs who are employees of a management company are required to obtain and maintain errors and omissions insurance and crime/fidelity insurance in amounts described in the rules. Licensed managers who are employed by an owner association are to be […]

The deadline to become licensed is quickly approaching. For those managers who have not successfully passed the CAM exam on their first try – all hope is not lost! Here is what you can do to obtain a Provisional License: Complete and submit a license application for a Provisional License (applications are available from DORA’s […]

Are you in the market for a condominium?  If you buy a condominium you will become a member of an owners association.  The owners association (or HOA) offers to protect the value of properties in the community through maintenance services, restrictive covenants and rules and more.  The HOA is likely administered by a board of […]

On May 20, 2015, Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 15-1343 into law.  Consequently, the Director of the Division of Real Estate published Emergency Rules, effective May 21, 2015 through September 21, 2015, specifying the application and license requirements for obtaining a Provisional License or an Apprentice License. Apprentice LicenseHB 15-1343 allows prospective individuals interested in […]

Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1343 into law.  HB 1343 clarifies who is required to be licensed as a Community Association Manager.  Specifically, HB 1343 states: Employees of management companies who perform duties such as clerical, accounting or maintenance and are under the supervision of a licensed Community Association Manager are not required to be […]

A provisional license for managers has been proposed to be allowed through December 31, 2015.  An apprentice license is also proposed. HB 1343 These proposals are included within HB 2015-1343 now pending in the Colorado State legislature.  The State legislature and the Governor are expected to act on HB 1343 in late April or early […]

The Department of Regulatory Agencies Real Estate Division is putting new licensing requirements into effect for 2015.  Community association managers and those who have a vested interest in homeowner associations, cooperatives and condominiums will need to take heed of the new license requirements.  Read Jerry’s full article as appeared in the Colorado Real Estate Journal.

In addition to consultations with our attorneys to resolve fair housing issues, consider the follolwing resources: Denver Metro Fair Housing Center National Fair Housing Alliance with brochures on the following topics: Fair Housing for Condo, Coop and Homeowners’ Associations Fair Housing for Families Fair Housing for Persons with Disabilities If further assistance is desired, contact […]

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