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The Common Interest Ownership Act - (CIOA

passed by the Connecticut legislature on June 3, 1983, became the first state law in the United States to unify and modernize the law of common interest communities. This Act covers in a uniform manner the law of condominiums, real estate cooperatives, planned unit developments, and reciprocal easement regimes.  

 

The Common Interest Ownership Act - (CIOA) 


Recent CIOA Revisions:

Public Act No. 15-211 - (Two Thirds Consent) - AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE STATUTES, AND CONCERNING THE PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS AND DEPOSITIONS OF PERSONS LIVING OUTOF-STATE.   

 

Two-Thirds Consent is the New Unanimous Consent, by Adam J. Cohen, Esq. - 2016 Issue 1

 

 

2010 CIOA Changes Discussed:

Common Interest Articles

Condo Law REVOLUTION by Adam J. Cohen, Esq. - 2009 Issue 6
Will Your Community be Ready for the Most Sweeping Statutory Changes in a Quarter-Century? New Rights for Unit Owners, Additional Powers for Association Boards 
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REVOLUTION REVISED - by Adam J. Cohen, Esq. - 2010 - Issue 5
Changes Adopted to the New CIOA Legislation July 1, 2010 is the delayed effective date which the Connecticut legislature had given communities so that they would have a full year to bring their documents and practices into compliance.  During this time, CAI has been educating its member associations on these sweeping new changes, and condo boards and their lawyers have been working hard to get themselves ready. 
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CIOA and Connecticut Condominium Master Insurance by Rich Bouvier  - 2010 - Issue 5

Improvements and Betterments? When it comes to community association insurance, there are a few items that will change on July 1.  Some of these changes may have a direct impact of coverage requirements as well as premiums.  Knowing what to expect is key and having a strategy to plan and implement these changes is equally important. 

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Considering CIOA Amendments When Budgeting by Christopher E. Hansen, Esq. - 2010 - Issue 8
In the coming months, many associations will be putting together their annual budgets.  Board members and property managers are already conferring with contractors and insurance agents.  Committees are combing their lists of projects to see what they can fit into the budget for next year.  One thing that should not be overlooked while setting up that budget is the line item for legal expenses. 
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CIOA and Connecticut Condominium Master Insurance by Rich Bouvier 2010 - Issue 8

Written Maintenance Standards?  From afar, this sounds like a negative and costly program, but I see it as a formal way for an association to address areas of common insurance claims and create a procedure to mitigate future claims. 

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 Executive Sessions: Few & Far Between by Adam J. Cohen, Esq. - 2011 - Issue 8 Only in rare situations should a board hold a "closed" meeting.... 
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Handouts

 

CIOA Revision by Lisa Anderson, Esq., Adam Cohen, Esq. and Christopher Hansen Esq. - Handout
The purpose of this outline and presentation is to begin the process of familiarizing you with the types of changes that have been made to the laws governing common interest communities in the State of Connecticut. 
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CIOA Comparative Summary by Steve Berg Esq. - Handout
This tracks the substantive changes section by section
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Resources:

 

Basic Parliamentary Procedure - Cheat Sheet by CAI


CAI Press Bookstore - (search for parlimemtary procedure

 

Common Interest Ownership Manual (CIOA Model Docs)


 

CAI-CT Member Attorneys are well-versed in Community Association Law. We suggest that you consult an attorney who specializes in community association law for all your legal concerns. Member attorneys may be found in our service directory. 

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