Is your association receiving notice whenever a public trustee foreclosure is initiated?  If not, it could be because your association has not updated or recorded a document specifying where notices of foreclosures must be sent. When a public trustee foreclosure is initiated, “interested parties” are notified.  An interested party is “Each person, except the publicGo to Resource

Should You Foreclose?

Inevitably owners get behind on their assessments. Not just three, four, or even five months, but ten, eleven, or twelve months delinquent. Despite the association’s best efforts to get the owner to pay, there is no money coming in. Then what? Generally, an association has several ways to collect unpaid assessments: lien the property andGo to Resource
In March of 2014 the Colorado Court of Appeals overturned a Jefferson County District Court decision made against one of Altitude Community Law’ clients.  In the ruling the Court of Appeals agreed with the arguments put forth by Brianna Schaefer, Damien Bielli and Loura Sanchez. Altitude Community Law felt that the District Court ruling wasGo to Resource
This article summarizes the reasons why community associations need to have systems in place for preserving evidence.  Associations are routinely involved in disputes, claims and litigation, such as accidents, covenant enforcement, construction defects, assessment collections and contract disputes.  Recognizing this reality, associations must have internal systems and controls to preserve information, data and documents whichGo to Resource
Has your association been involved in a collection matter that went to trial?  Very few of our collection cases make it to trial, but when they do, it can be unnerving for board members and managers because it may be unfamiliar territory.  This article will address the documents that are essential in a collection trial. Go to Resource