CAN I HAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER?

Common interest communities are responsible for maintaining voluminous records—some of which may not be made available to homeowners.  The Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (“CCIOA”) addresses inspection and copying of association records by homeowners and provides guidelines as to which records must be made available to owners, which records may be made available to owners,Go to Resource

OTARD SAYS WHAT?

By:  Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. OTARD?  What’s an “OTARD”??  Sounds like a fighting word—but actually it isn’t.  OTARD stands for Over-the-Air-Reception Devices rule adopted by the FCC in 1996.  The overall intent of OTARD is to protect Americans’ rights to receive information from over the air reception devices.   OTARD essentially prohibits restrictions that impair theGo to Resource

CCIOA Budget Process

By:  Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. The most recent legislative changes to the CCIOA budget process have many people extremely confused, especially with respect to applicability of the budget process to pre-CCIOA communities.   Instead of trying to explain the process in words—which seems to confuse people even more—we hope the below flowchart will take the confusionGo to Resource

The Mysterious World of Bankruptcy

    By:  Amanda K. Ashley, Esq. Bankruptcy is one of those mystical creatures that we’ve all heard about but hope we never encounter it. If your association hasn’t yet dealt with an owner who filed or is in an active bankruptcy, there’s a very good chance that you will!  In fact, bankruptcies are frequentlyGo to Resource

Boards v. Owners: Who Gets to Make Decisions About What?

    By:  Elina B. Gilbert, Esq.   Have you ever been to an annual meeting where owners question decisions of the board and complain they were not consulted or allowed to vote on such decisions?  How about board meetings where owners attend and demand they be allowed to vote on certain decisions?  Unfortunately, thisGo to Resource