Lawyers get many questions from buyers, sellers and real estate brokers during a real estate transaction and afterwards. Recently, I received questions from a homeowner about a moving company that brought up issues most people do not think of when moving. In my scenario that I have altered to protect the family, a family was… Continue Reading
Boulder’s SmartRegs’ Deadline for Owners of Rental Property The health and safety of people living in Boulder is a concern for Boulder’s government. This concern led to the enactment of its SmartRegs in 2011. These energy guidelines for rental properties in the City of Boulder are intended to reduce carbon in the atmosphere, caused by… Continue Reading
What should Colorado landlords and property managers know when handling a tenant’s request for an emotional support or service animal? Landlords, owners’ associations, and property managers across Colorado have been experiencing an increase in requests for accommodations for assistance animals – either a traditional “service animal” or the increasingly common “emotional support animal.” When these… Continue Reading
Homeowners that purchased a home with joists installed after December 1, 2016 are being rapidly removed to alternate housing or have had their closings delayed due to Weyerhaeuser joists that are coated with formaldehyde. The contaminated joists are the TJI ® Joists with Flak Jacket ® Protection. On July 18, 2017, Weyerhaeuser issued a statement… Continue Reading
Whether a landlord, association or property manager has to allow someone with an assistance animal to live at the property despite animal restrictions is a frequent question. Also, if you have to allow the animal, can you still request a pet deposit? First of all, even if the property does not allow certain animals, if… Continue Reading
Know Your Local Ordinance on Construction Defects When state law on construction defects failed to change despite lobbying efforts, many cities enacted their own local ordinances regarding how to deal with construction defects in new housing and there are probably more to come. Currently, Arvada, Aurora, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Commerce City, Denver, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone… Continue Reading
Over the past several years the people of Colorado have debated how to protect homeowners from defects in the construction of their newly purchased homes, while still giving the economy a boost and encouraging builders to continue to build and provide new and affordable multi-family housing in Colorado. Efforts last year to revise the existing… Continue Reading
Sellers have to disclose known material defects and complete a Seller’s Property Disclosure form when listing property for sale. There can be health risks associated with living in a house where meth was produced or used. Some telltale signs that a property could be contaminated by meth include discolored walls, strong ammonia-like odors, empty over-the-counter… Continue Reading
The “seeing-eye dog” of yesterday has been replaced by many different kinds of animals that assist persons with many kinds of disabilities. Today, “service,” ”companion,” “therapy,” “support,” and “assistance” animals provide mobility for the sight and hearing impaired and emotional support for persons with depression, anxiety, or mental disabilities. They can help people with epilepsy,… Continue Reading
In order to reform Colorado’s construction defect laws, Colorado’s legislators enacted the original Construction Defect Action Reform Act (CDARA-I) in 2001 and CDARA-II in 2003. The intent of these laws was to preserve adequate rights and remedies for property owners bringing construction defect claims against construction professionals while also curbing perceived abuses related to such… Continue Reading
Cinthia M. Manzano is a shareholder with Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C. Her practice areas include Construction Defect, Construction, Special Needs Education Law, Real Estate, Litigation, and Association Law. Contact Cinthia Manzano.
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