OTARD SAYS WHAT?

  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 the installation, maintenance or useGo to Resource

CCIOA Budget Process

  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 confusion out of the process.Go to Resource

What are Conflicts of Interest?

What, specifically, is a conflict of interest besides a few buzz words thrown about by managers, upset owners, and board members?  And, to whom does it apply?  Fortunately, boards are not left to make up or individually define conflicts of interest.  The Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (“CCIOA”), in conjunction with the Revised Nonprofit CorporationsGo to Resource
    Families with children are protected under the Fair Housing Amendments Act (“FHAA”), correct? Yes. The FHAA makes it unlawful for an association to discriminate based on familial status.   So that means an association cannot restrict children from living in the community, correct? Wrong. An association can prohibit children from living in theGo to Resource

The Mysterious World of Bankruptcy

      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 frequently used by owners toGo to Resource