I Didn’t Know How Much I Didn’t Know
February 29, 2012
“I woke up one morning and found myself under the rule of law.” Now, you must admit, that’s a fairly simple statement, and it applies to most of us, if not all. However, there are those of us that woke up to realize the keeper of that law is our HOA board of directors, who are responsible for administering our governing documents of the community we live in. This blog is about using and understanding the information contained in Colorado state statutes and individual HOA associations’ declarations, bylaws, policies, and rules. Navigating that information can be pretty challenging, as most of us don’t talk, speak or write in the format of statutory law, or bylaw booklets. As I try to effectively navigate that vast field of information, rules, laws and bylaws, and the intent of all, the consequence of all, the unintended consequence of all… all of the above… I thought I would invite others along for the ride to share in my triumphs, defeats, frustrations, and conclusions in my quest to know what applies to me and mine, what impacts positively the investment I have in my home, what impacts negatively the investment I have in my home, what’s good for me, and what’s good for my neighbor. My humor can be somewhat dry, but please know that I’m very serious in communicating and clarifying the rules and policies of HOA associations that have an impact on me and you.