As an HOA board member myself, I’m glad to report that the Colorado Legislature passed several laws regulating HOAs and their management companies in 2013. Although an earlier legislature had created the HOA Information Office and Resource Center, it had no enforcement powers whatsoever. The new laws move in the direction of actually regulating HOAs and their managers. For starters, all HOAs are now required to register with the HOA Office within the Division of Real Estate and to provide useful registration information.
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Here's a fuller description of each of the new HOA laws:
HB13-1134 (HOA Office): This bill directs the HOA Information Office and Resource Center to conduct a study addressing the need, options and costs involved regarding HOA issues of concern, including: investigation, verification and resolution of HOA complaints; alternative dispute resolution and mediation for HOA complaints; HOA election monitoring and disputes; declarant-controlled board concerns; protections from threats or defamatory conduct arising in HOA matters against boards, directors, homeowners and residents; and determining a per-unit fee upon which to calculate HOA registration fees. The bill expands the production of educational resources by the HOA Office, and also requires all HOAs (including those that are pre-CCIOA) to register with the HOA Office within the Division of Real Estate and provide additional registration information. (eff. 8/7/13)