Census 2020 – Why It’s Important

Every ten years, the Constitution requires that the government take a head count (so to speak) of America’s population.  The compiled data from this Census provides essential information that is used in important aspects of our country, including the following:     

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Say Good-Bye to Emotional Support Emus

In January 2020, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development released updated guidelines pertaining to Emotional Support Animals (“ESA”) under the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”). These new guidelines materially altered the previous guidelines relating to emotional support animals by changing the documentation requirement for emotional support animals and by changing the type of animal permitted to generally be an emotional support animal.

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Proposed Regulations to Vehicle Booting

In late May 2019, Governor Polis enacted legislation which, in part, authorized the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) to regulate vehicle booting companies in a fashion similar to the way the PUC regulates towing companies.

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What Management Companies Can Do About Check Fraud

** FRAUD ALERT **

A local banking institution recently issued a warning that thieves have been targeting landscaping companies in the Front Range, stealing checks from their mailboxes. The checks are then deposited with forged signatures and/or the checks are reprinted for additional fraudulent transactions. Once the account number on the check has been compromised, the account must be closed. One problem, however, is that it may take some time before the landscaper or management company discovers the scheme. At that point, irreversible damage may already have been done.

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Governance and Other Policies

Most homeowner associations are required to adopt specific governance policies as per the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act and the Colorado consumer protection and cybersecurity statutes.  Interested in hearing specifics about these policies and why they may be required? Check out the article written by Jerry Orten regarding governance and other policies required for most HOAs here.

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