The Colorado Legislative Action Committee of Community Association’s Institute (“CLAC”) is moving to take a leading role in the development of licensing regulation for community association managers in Colorado.   CAI’s Rocky Mountain Chapter President Brian TerHark announced Friday that CLAC has submitted a Sunrise Application to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (“DORA”), the first step in investigating the potential need for community association manager licensing regulations.

CLAC decided to take the lead in this process, rather than simply planning to defend against passage of inappropriate manager licensing legislation that might be introduced by those not supportive of the industry in the 2012 Legislative session.  A call for manager licensing will likely arise following release of the report the Colorado Division of Real Estate’s HOA Information and Resource Center, (“The Center”) must give to the Colorado Legislature in December 2011.

The Center’s upcoming report will summarize complaints about assocations received by the Center over the past two years.  A recurring theme is complaints about community managers — in fact, the very first “HOA FAQ” list on the HOA Information and Resource Center’s website is “How can I file a complaint against my HOA or management company?”

CLAC’s actions in submitting the Sunrise Application are consistent with CAI’s policy of promoting a more professional, responsive community association industry.  For more information on CAI’s actions, policy and next steps, please see its November 4, 2011 press release . We encourage you to contact CLAC or CAI if you have any comments regarding the manager licensing regulations or let us know how you feel by commenting on this post.

3 responses to “CAI Taking the Lead on Colorado Manager Licensing Regulation
  1. This legislation proposal is nothing but possible nightmares for an HOA. Managers’ are already bombarded with senseless complaints from HOA residents who simply cannot get along with neighbors period. An HOA Board is failing in their personal responsibility if a manager becomes over whelmed in handing every “little” issue that arises out of residents who simply refuse to follow the R&R’s and Declarations, and a result of complaicent owners who don’t insure that their renters comply with HOA rules. Managers are not to be left by Board members to “handle” what an HOA Board has committed to uphold for the community, and I feel that’s a lot of the problem. They meet once a month and aren’t concerned with the everyday issues at hand, and it’s tough to figure why they want to serve on a HOA Board and don’t see what’s happening on a “day-to-day” basis and don’t make an attempt to even find out or know who their employees are working for them. HOA can not dump the works on their Managers.
  2. I too believe it is very self serving for CAI to propose more regulation. Our association has enough to handle regarding recent legislation. They are confused and don’t know what to do half the time. They are always on edge with issues: Are they making the right decisions or are they getting in trouble. No more stress for these poor folks. Everyone is scrambling around confused and worried. Leave matters alone. It is just a revenue stream in my mind. HOA Board members are tasked to manage the association and have to take responsibility for all the decisions. A management company should only have to follow the direction of the board of directors.
  3. It’s about time is what many in the business are saying. If you handle rentals, you must be licensed by the State. Why would association management be any different? We handle millions of dollars for our associations and there is no oversite. Education to be mandated for all management professionals is essential for healthy communities. There will be a CAI event to learn all about this hot topic January20th. Register on the CAI web site.
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