The Lakewood City Council is set to hold public hearings on October 13 regarding a proposed city ordinance 0-2014-21 that will make it harder for community associations in Lakewood to sue for construction defects. Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy has said, according to a Denver Post story, that the ordinance is critical for bringing more diverse housing options to Lakewood especially around stations along the RTD West Rail Line. The same justification has been made by several mayors throughout the greater Denver area over the last several months. If you are concerned about limitations on your rights to sue for improper construction we suggest you reach out to both your city officials as well as your state representatives and senators as we are expected another effort by builders to get state-wide legislation passed when the State legislature opens in January.
5 responses to “Construction Defects Dead in Lakewood?”
When I lived in Grant Ranch…I was the “one person” who pushed Richmond & most other builders into fixing the underdrain screw ups that virtually involved every owner in Grant Ranch. I tried to get the “Best class action liar in town” to take on all the builders in Grant Ranch, and guess what, nope there just wasn’t a case. So, I then took up the fight basically by myself. With little or no help from the Grant Ranch HOA or board of witch I was a member. After two years, I was able to help about half of the 1501 home owners get some remediation done by builders. I found it very hard to convince owners that the builders could have been so stupid. Once I convinced Judy Simonson /Grant Water & sanitation that owners where becoming informed she sort-of helped take on the fight.
Strange, I don’t remember you or your company helping any of us.
I think you’d just arrived on the scene..so maybe I should give you the benefit of the doubt. Tell me why any owner would believe an HOA legal firm, would actually be there to help an owner? My question is why all of a sudden are you interested in helping “owners” with construction defects? As far as I know you are paid by HOA’s, and HOA’s typically don’t really help owners struggle with Builders. In fact as you know HOA’s are created by Builders to block owners from really fixing construction defects, thereby allowing the builder walk on down the road with most of their money banked.
Lee H. DeMary