Littleton passes construction-defects ordinance

Just days after state-level legislation died in a House committee, Littleton became the third Colorado city to take the construction-defects matter into its own hands.

"We are not advocates of shoddy construction or shoddy property management," said Mayor Phil Cernanec. "We're advocating for conversations."

Mike Braaten, deputy city manager, explained that the city's new law, passed May 5, is similar to ones enacted in Lakewood and Lone Tree, but differs from what was proposed in the state Legislature in two main ways.

First, it gives the builder the absolute right to try to repair any construction defects, so that a property owner or homeowners' association can't just go straight to court. Read the whole story in Littleton Independent

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