Our clients frequently ask about the community’s potential legal liability for conditions and activities in the common areas or for claims asserting negligence.  This article summarizes those legal standards and some of the considerations and criteria which may affect a community’s responsibility.  The legal standards based on premises liability and general negligence concepts are well-settledGo to Resource
As we all now know, the community association manager licensing program, governed under the Department of Regulatory Agencies (“DORA”) Division of Real Estate is gone; vetoed by Governor Polis at the last minute. The Governor indicated that, among other things, there was no supporting data to demonstrate that regulation of community association managers actually reducedGo to Resource
So last month I was at the doctor’s office, and as I was making small talk with the nurse she asked “So what do you do?” I responded “I’m an HOA attorney.” She actually grimaced. It was a clear knee-jerk reaction. And then she laughed, said sorry, and made some comment about her friend’s trashGo to Resource
Is it my imagination or are people getting less patient, more critical, more demanding, and less understanding? It seems over the last few years boards have been criticized and admonished more, while being appreciated and understood less. No wonder it’s becoming more and more difficult to fill board vacancies. After all, why would someone volunteerGo to Resource