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Colorado: Covid-19 Safety Measures in Common Areas for Common Interest Communities

2022-02-24T14:05:43-06:00

Community associations, like all other entities in the United States, have had to learn to navigate a new landscape of COVID-19 restrictions in the past year. Associations have had to adapt to the ever-changing situation on the fly, filling in the gaps left by government guidelines and legal requirements in order to fulfill their obligation to, among others, safely maintain…

Colorado: Covid-19 Safety Measures in Common Areas for Common Interest Communities2022-02-24T14:05:43-06:00

Additional Minnesota Statutes Concerning Homeowners Associations

2022-03-01T10:00:30-06:00

Many Boards and property managers are familiar with the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act, Minn. Stat. § 515B (“MCIOA”).  MCIOA is the main statute that governs and regulates most, but not all, common-interest-communities (“CICs”) in Minnesota.  While MCIOA is important, there are a handful of other statutes which Boards and managers will likely run across. The Fair Housing Act (“FHA”)…

Additional Minnesota Statutes Concerning Homeowners Associations2022-03-01T10:00:30-06:00

Why MCIOA? The Advantages of Opting into the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act

2022-03-01T10:01:41-06:00

The Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act, Minn. Stat. § 515B et seq. (“MCIOA”, pronounced “em-kai-wah”) was passed by the Minnesota legislature in 1994 in order to provide a more uniform administration of common interest communities. Subject to a few exceptions, MCIOA applies to all condominium communities in Minnesota, as well as all townhome communities formed on or after June 1,…

Why MCIOA? The Advantages of Opting into the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act2022-03-01T10:01:41-06:00

Dial Back, Minnesota: Effects on Homeowners Associations

2022-03-01T10:10:19-06:00

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced that he was dialing back Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan for the COVID-19 pandemic. The updated plan is a reaction to a continued rise in all relevant metrics, including number of cases, rate of positive tests, and use of hospital capacity.

Dial Back, Minnesota: Effects on Homeowners Associations2022-03-01T10:10:19-06:00

Minnesota: HOA Signage Rules During Election Season

2022-10-13T11:31:39-05:00

As election day rapidly approaches,  it is important for homeowner and community associations (HOAs) throughout Minnesota to fully understand their rights and obligations relating to campaigning and campaign materials. While limitations on exterior signs, flags, and other decoration is extremely common at homeowners associations generally, there are laws relating to campaign season that Boards and property managers should be aware…

Minnesota: HOA Signage Rules During Election Season2022-10-13T11:31:39-05:00

The Difference Between Directors & Officers in your HOA

2022-03-01T10:33:30-06:00

It is a common misunderstanding that at a homeowner association, Directors are the same as Officers.  While often these rolls are filled by the same people, this is not always the case and the differences and distinctions can be important. The Association’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) is tasked with managing the day-to-day operation of an association.  The Board is…

The Difference Between Directors & Officers in your HOA2022-03-01T10:33:30-06:00

Managing Difficult Interactions at Homeowners Associations by Karly Kauf

2022-03-01T10:55:40-06:00

2020 has been an extremely difficult year for nearly everyone across the world. Working together and supporting each other can go a long way towards creating a thriving community. HOA Boards of Directors can have a genuine impact on the community members and can set the tone at the association in order to create a peaceful, cooperative living environment. In…

Managing Difficult Interactions at Homeowners Associations by Karly Kauf2022-03-01T10:55:40-06:00

Proposed Colorado Senate Bill 211 and its Impact on Homeowners Associations

2022-03-01T11:07:16-06:00

The Colorado legislature is back to work following the COVID-19 shutdown and proposing legislation to cease “extraordinary collection actions” through November 1, 2020.  Senators Winter and Gonzales along with representative Herod introduced Senate Bill 211 just 15 days ago on June 1, 2020 and the Bill has already been referred to the Committee as a whole.  This proposed legislation appears…

Proposed Colorado Senate Bill 211 and its Impact on Homeowners Associations2022-03-01T11:07:16-06:00

Turning the Dial: Updated Recommendations and Requirements for HOAs during COVID-19

2022-03-01T11:15:33-06:00

It’s that time of year when common interest communities across Minnesota are starting to open pools and other outdoor amenities. On Friday, June 5, Governor Tim Walz announced Phase III of the Stay Safe MN plan, including a gradual turn of the dial to allow cautious and safe re-opening of certain venues and facilities. Under Phase III of the Stay…

Turning the Dial: Updated Recommendations and Requirements for HOAs during COVID-192022-03-01T11:15:33-06:00