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Colorado Legislature Immediately Kills SB-219, Homebuilders’ Proposal to Study the Alleged Shortage

by Alex Nelson ColoradoConstruction Case Law & StatutesHomeowner AssociationsHousing and Mortgage IndustriesLegislativeNews

May 1 the Colorado Senate Appropriations Committee voted 5-2 to kill Senate Bill 219, which would have given the divisions of housing, insurance, and law a combined $150,000 to collect data on and investigate the current homebuilder-alleged shortage of owner-occupied affordable housing (a/k/a condominiums and townhomes).

Help Defeat Colorado Homebuilders’ Most Recent Attempt to Eviscerate Homeowner Rights

by Alex Nelson ColoradoConstruction Case Law & StatutesHomeowner AssociationsHousing and Mortgage IndustriesLegislativeNews

Senator Jesse Ulibarri (D-Commerce City) and Senator Mark Scheffel (R-Parker) recently introduced Senate Bill 220 into the Colorado Senate. While the bill’s stated intention is to spur the construction of condominiums in Colorado, it eviscerates all consumer protections for homeowners living in HOAs.

Alarming Interpretation of the Statute of Repose Comes out of the Minnesota Court of Appeals

by Alex Nelson MinnesotaConstruction Case Law & Statutes

Homeowners in Minnesota must now be aware that their statute of repose (the drop-dead date for bringing a construction defect claim on your home) may come and go earlier than one would intuitively think.