Welcome to Jim Burneson’s Web-Blog
This blog has been established to tell my story to all home owners that live or are thinking about buying in an home owners association (H.O.A.). My ordeal started with a simple question about the motives and very secretive actions of my H.O.A. board here in Aurora, Colorado.
That simple question started a long fifteen year battle with a dishonest home owner association board , a criminal and complicit management company, Western States Management Company, a lawyer board member, that charged my own Association $30,000 in fees (partly paid by me) to put me in jail and try to take my home. It is a battle that is still being fought.
I have learned the hard way that justice is hard to find in a court system and state that offers no protection to home owners, unevenly enforces laws that have been diluted by management company and lawyer C.A.I. (Community Associations Institute) members lobbying our Colorado Legislature. Justice has been denied me by a court system saturated with lawyer-judge nepotism and collusion that resulted in a jail term for me for trying to protect my home and basic rights. The State of Colorado offers no oversight or licensing of H.O.A.’s or management companies. Basically, in Colorado, your H.O. A. board or management company can do just about anything they want— up to taking your house and just plain theft, with little fear of adverse results.
Along the way, I have learned a few things about home owner associations, H.O.A. lawyers, and H.O.A. management companies that should be of great interest to all home owners that are thinking of buying or those currently living in an H.O.A.
I currently offer limited free advice to those having problems with their Management Company or H.O.A. Board. See the link on the right.