Aurora council unanimously backs construction defects reform in favor of homebuilders

"Right now I feel very sad that our own Legislature is totally ignoring the citizens of the state of Colorado and those people, especially, that would like to buy a condominium or a townhouse and they can't do it," said Councilwoman Barbara Cleland, who switched her vote from no to yes on the ordinance.

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AURORA | City Council members unanimously approved an update of the city code to revise Aurora’s rules on construction defects after a lengthy debate from homeowners and real estate professionals.

The unanimous vote makes final a new legal framework to give builders the right to repair defects before litigation is pursued, requiring that the majority of homeowners in a homeowners association approve of any lawsuits, and that builders be allowed to offer monetary settlements to homeowners in lieu of repairs.

Multiple residents living in HOAs spoke against the ordinance, citing their own issues dealing with developers... Read the story in Aurora Sentinel

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