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.