Myths of Document Amendments – Do You Have It Straight? 

  By:  Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. Although a large number of communities suffer from “our governing documents suck syndrome” many boards still refuse to move forward with amending or rewriting their communities’ governing documents.   The refusal is most often based on fear, but fear of what?   Fear of the process?  Fear of the unknown?  FearGo to Resource

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