Our clients frequently ask about the community’s potential legal liability for conditions and activities in the common areas or for claims asserting negligence.  This article summarizes those legal standards and some of the considerations and criteria which may affect a community’s responsibility.  The legal standards based on premises liability and general negligence concepts are well-settledGo to Resource
As we all now know, the community association manager licensing program, governed under the Department of Regulatory Agencies (“DORA”) Division of Real Estate is gone; vetoed by Governor Polis at the last minute. The Governor indicated that, among other things, there was no supporting data to demonstrate that regulation of community association managers actually reducedGo to Resource
A manager’s responsibility includes risk management.  There are many components to risk management, most of which are on the anticipatory or preventative side.  But there are post-incident techniques and practices that should be followed.  This article addresses post-incident practices involving a slip and fall or trip and fall accident.  The basic goal is to gatherGo to Resource
Part of the duties of a community association’s board of directors includes fiscal responsibility.  Among other things, the board of directors is tasked with prioritizing and making decisions regarding the best use of the association’s limited financial resources.  Expenses such as common area maintenance, insurance, water, and professional services including management, accounting, and legal areGo to Resource