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Grant Money Available to Associations from Some Cities

Many cities, like Golden, have created grant programs to help support HOAs and neighborhoods.  The City of Golden has created the i-Golden Neighborhood Grants Program intended for community associations located within Golden. Golden has two grant levels:    * A small grant up to $500. This grant money is in the form of a reimbursement and […]

Roll Out The Barrels’ Food Drive a Huge Success

We want to extend a thank you to all of the management companies and businesses who partnered with us to make the 2014 ‘Roll Out The Barrels’ Food Drive such a huge success. Specifically, we’d like to thank MSI LLC, Hammersmith Management, Westwind Management Group, Colorado Management and Associates, The Management Trust and ACCU. This […]

HOAs and Directories of Owners and Residents

HOA directory of owners/residents were restricted in 2012 with the passage of the HOA records bill. Limitations on publishing owner/resident phone numbers, email addresses, or both have been eliminated by a bill enacted as HB-2014-1125. Effective August 6, 2014, owners and residents can give permission to the HOA to publish phone numbers and email addresses […]

2014 Management Company Disclosure Bill- Legislation in Process

The state legislature is considering and appears poised to pass a bill requiring HOA management companies to disclose funds they receive from third parties (i.e.: from someone other than the Association).  HB 2014-1254, as rewritten, would require these disclosures. What’s our firm’s position? — We recommend this bill be passed.  We have been and are […]

HOA Information Office 2013

Report February 1, 2014 The 2013 report is out and is available at the state’s website www.dora.state.co.us. A copy is also posted on our resource page at www.ochhoalaw.com. The HOA Information and Resource Center of the State of Colorado, Division of Real Estate (“HOA Info Office”) was created in 2010.  This Office registers HOAs, receives […]

Oktoberfest 2013 – Community Outreach of Orten Cavanagh & Holmes

Wow! Over $60,000 raised to support a faith-based legal aid clinic! On September 13th, attorneys and professionals at Orten Cavanagh & Holmes helped raise needed support for the Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic (JAMLAC) at our annual Oktoberfest event.  JAMLAC serves low income residents of the metro area.  The clinic lost a funding source […]

New HOA Collection Policy Requirements and Collection Limitations

On May 28, 2013, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law HB 2013-1276 – the HOA Collection Policy Requirements and Debt Collection Limitations bill.

Homeowner advocates take aim at HOA boards, management companies

Jim Phillips was prepared for many of the costs associated with selling his Aurora home in July.  What he was not expecting was a $500 “transfer fee” for HOA documents required to complete the sale of the property in the Tallyn’s Reach development.  Phillips reluctantly signed the closing documents, then disputed the charge from his […]

Marijuana and HOAs: Can homeowners groups ban people from growing, using pot?

Condo Associations or HOAs with homes with attached walls should consider rules limiting cannabis growing in homes and more. Growing cannabis can be very pungent. Planned Communities, without attached walls, may take a hands off approach. See the article published in Westwood or contact HOA professionals at our office for more information.

Drought Tolerant HOAs and Homeowners?

With a looming extended drought, the legislature has been considering making turf and watering covenants, restrictions and guidelines of HOAs even harder to enforce and making xeriscaping easier.   The bill under consideration has been approved in the State Senate, is under consideration in the State House and is expected to be approved and become law […]

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