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Know Your Local Ordinance on Construction Defects

25 Oct 2016 4:30 PM | Cinthia M. Manzano

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 Tree, Parker and Wheat Ridge have passed their own laws in an effort to encourage business and real estate development, especially multi-family housing. Many questions exist as to whether these laws are even valid because they appear to contradict state statutes on the same subjects and fundamental constitutional law such as due process rights of landowners, because some of the ordinances appear to give a builder a right to enter a person’s property and perform a repair the homeowner does not think will solve the problem.  Read More

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