Recently, the National Multifamily Housing Council and the National Apartment Association published a white paper that reviewed the recent Guidance of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (“HUD”) relating to landlords screening tenants for criminal convictions and proposed “best practices” relating to such screening.
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We are past the half-way point of the 2011 Colorado legislative session, which began in early January and ends in early May.  Several hundred bills have been proposed, and many have already been “postponed indefinitely” or voted down in committee or in a legislative chamber.  Below are summaries of certain significant bills affecting Colorado real

Recently the Colorado legislature passed, and Governor Ritter signed, the Commercial Real Estate Brokers Commission Security Act (HB 10-1288), which allows a Colorado real estate broker to obtain a lien on commercial property if the broker earns a commission from the leasing (but not the sale) of such property under a written agreement