Extension of Limitations on Debt Collection Actions Coming!

The 2021 Legislative Session is here!  On January 13, 2021, the Colorado Legislature gaveled into session.  While the Legislature intends only to swear in new legislators and handle emergency legislation at this point, and then recess until February 16th (at the earliest), there is already 

Polis Signs Bill Limiting “Extraordinary Collection Actions” Through November 1, 2020

Yesterday, June 29, 2020, Governor Polis signed into law SB20-211, a bill concerning limitations on certain debt collection actions.  This bill was fast-tracked when the legislature reconvened.    The legislature declared in the language of the bill that the COVID-19 epidemic has the potential to 

Call to Action – We need your help now!

Call to Action – We need your help now!

Members of our Community Association industry – we need your help now! There’s a link to the Call to Action at the end of this blog if you want to skip there – but the meat of it is important too. I hope you read 

Acceleration – A Tool in Your Debt Collection Toolkit

Assessments are the cornerstone of an association, and the necessity of an association to collect delinquent assessments is of utmost importance – an association cannot be run without assessments being paid! It’s the start of a new year and your Board likely has its delinquencies 

Hot Rental Markets, Deferred Maintenance, and Deconversions

Recently, a condominium community in Chicago, by a vote of almost 80% of its owners (75% was required by the governing documents), accepted an offer to sell the building to an investment group that will turn its 188 units into apartments.  According to the Chicago Tribune, 

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses!

If you’ve been in the business long enough (and long enough is a week), you’ve heard plenty of excuses!  Association members who pay their assessments late or not at all come up with some very interesting excuses.  Here are a few of the most common 

The 2018 Colorado General Assembly Regular Session is Off and Running!

The General Assembly got underway yesterday, January 10, 2018 and 130 bills have already been introduced. We will be keeping on top of issues that affect debt collection and community associations, so make sure to check back regularly for updates. HB-1057 was introduced in the 

What to Expect When You Are … Increasing Your Dues!

In the vain of the popular pregnancy book, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, this article will discuss what to expect to hear from members of your communities when you are increasing your dues.  Many association assessments will increase in the new year and it isn’t