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Hold Developers Responsible for Common Elements

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Hold Developers Responsible - Construction Defect Lawyer Colorado - Burg Simpson

When a developer breaks ground on a new community, it is also responsible for establishing the homeowners association that will eventually govern the neighborhood.  In the early days of most new developments, HOAs are run by the developers themselves. These developers typically draft the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, often including special protections for… Read more »

Beware Your Duty to Inspect

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Beware Your Duty to Inspect - Construction Defect Attorney Denver - Burg Simpson

Homeowners associations have become as commonplace as housing developments themselves. There’s almost no way to avoid them. But it wasn’t always this way: in 1970, there were only about 10,000 community associations scattered around the country, responsible for fewer than 1 million houses. Last year, 342,000 of these associations included more than 26 million homes… Read more »

Defective Weyerhaueser Floor Joists Threaten New Homeowners

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Flak Jacket Floor Joist - Denver Construction Defect Attorneys - Burg Simpson

It might seem hard to believe that something so small can cause so much damage. But that’s exactly what happened when Weyerhaeuser Co., a Seattle-based wood and cellulose fiber manufacturer, changed the formula of its “TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection.” In late 2016 the company, which is also one of the world’s largest owners… Read more »

Burg Simpson Construction Defect Group Discusses Colorado Municipal Ordinances

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Ronald Sandgrund (Of Counsel), along with Associates Jennifer Seidman, Leslie Tuft and Nelson Boyle of the Burg Simpson Construction Defect Group have co-authored a three-part article in The Colorado Lawyer, the Colorado Bar Association’s monthly law journal. The article discusses the many recently enacted construction defect Colorado municipal ordinances (CD ordinances), including their right-of-repair, HOA… Read more »

Burg Simpson Attorney Scott Sullan Discusses Colorado Springs Landslides

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The recent Colorado Springs landslides have prompted questions and concerns from local homeowners. The Gazette is publishing a special report about the landslide hazards in Colorado Springs and what, if anything is being done about them. As part of this special report, The Gazette recently interviewed Burg Simpson construction defects attorney Scott Sullan about important… Read more »

Important Notice – KB Homes Structural Defect Found

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Important Information Regarding Townhomes Built by KB Homes After January 1, 2008 Lack of Code Required Lateral Force Support System Licensed structural engineers have identified a defect in the structural framing in many townhomes built by KB Homes. Beginning in 2008, KB Homes changed the manner in which it was building walls between townhomes. In… Read more »

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