There’s no denying that Denver, along with much of the rest of the county, has recovered from the 2008 recession and continues to ride a strong period of economic growth. For those of us in the real estate industry, counting the number of cranes visible from our office windows and the number of neighbors opposed
Denver Cracks Down on Short-term Rental Violations
For the second time in a month, Denver made headlines for filing felony charges against a short-term rental “host.” In both cases, the accused had executed a notarized affidavit confirming that the property served as the host’s primary residence, which is a requirement under Denver’s short-term rental regulations. The charges resulted from investigations by…
Denver Revokes Short-term Rental License citing the “Primary Residence” Requirement
This week, the City and County of Denver revoked a short-term rental license for the first time, after a hearing before the Department of Excise and Licenses revolving around whether the host actually did meet the “primary residence” requirement. This action comes just before the new rules for short-term rentals, covered in an earlier…
Court Requires Notice of Decision to Declare Property “Blighted” under State Law
In the latest installment of an ongoing eminent domain controversy between the City of Glendale and the owner of Authentic Persian and Oriental Rugs, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the landowner, holding that Glendale should have provided notice of its “blight” determination affecting the landowner’s property, even though such notice is not required under applicable state law. The feud made headlines a few years ago when the landowner, who owns six acres that have been carved out of the area contemplated for “Glendale 180” Riverwalk, accused the City of repeatedly denying redevelopment applications for its property, then creating its Downtown Development Authority to condemn the property after negotiations to purchase the property fell through.
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Hundreds of Denver Homeowners Impacted by Previously Overlooked Affordable Housing Covenants
Late last week, the City and County of Denver sent letters to over 300 homeowners notifying them that they fail to comply with the City’s affordable housing standards. Many of those who received the letters had no idea their homes were subject to such standards in the first place.
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