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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 […]

A Colorado Senate committee – the State, Military and Veteran Affairs Committee – voted to decrease the amount of time homeowners have to assert construction defects. The committee vote occurred March 16th on Senate Bill 15-91. The time to sue would be reduced from 6 years to 5 for single family homes. A separate bill, […]

A Senate Bill is pending, 15-091, to reduce the time allowed to pursue construction defects from 6 to 3 years.  If a claim arises in the second or third year the HOA would have just 1 year after the cause of action arises.  If passed, these time periods would be among the shortest in the […]

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of CAI now has quarterly manager breakfasts – designed specifically for HOA managers and only managers.  No HOA board members, HOA attorneys or others are allowed! The first breakfast is set for Wednesday, March 4th at 7:30 am at LePeep’s at 1699 S. Colorado Blvd.  These quarterly breakfasts allow managers to […]

The State Legislature is considering changes to construction defect law under Senate Bill 2015-177 and Senate Bill 2015-91.  These bills would make it harder for HOAs to bring construction defect lawsuits against developers. Senate Bill 177 would amend the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA), not the Construction Defect Action Reform Act (CDARA).  This bill […]

State Senator Ulibarri has introduced Senate Bill 2015-79 to seek to fund statewide affordable housing through a surcharge on recording fees of County Clerks and Recorders.  Community associations record notices of liens, notices of violations, amendments to declarations and more.  This bill, if passed, will have fiscal impact on associations.  The extent of which will […]

On January 6, 2015, the Director of the Colorado Division of Real Estate for the Department of Regulatory Agencies (“Division”) adopted Emergency Rules A, C and D related to Community Association Manager (“CAM”) licensure.  The adopted Emergency Rules outline the qualifications, education, testing, licensing, and insurance requirements necessary for CAM license applications and will expire on May […]

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released a statement expressing concern over state statues, which allow community associations to obtain lien priority over first mortgages for unpaid assessments.  This includes Colorado’s Super Lien statute.  The FHFA is asking for the federal court to intervene in order to seek help for those mortgage services that have […]

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