At Altitude Community Law, it’s important that we keep our clients up to date with the most recent information in the community association industry. As part of our educational strategies, our newsletters and blogs will give you deeper insight into the intricacies of community association law. We believe that the right attitude stems from being well versed in the knowledge necessary for community association operations, governance, and enforcement.

Below, check out the most recent news and in-depth insight by our Altitude Team:

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

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy – What Is It?

By: Amanda Ashley, Esq. Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases tend toward the routine. The debtor files a bankruptcy petition, the trustee holds a “Meeting of Creditors” wherein the debtor is questioned under oath about the bankruptcy and a trustee determines whether the debtor has any assets that may be sold to pay his/her creditors.  If theGo 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