Lakewood construction defects ordinance would remove homeowners’ protections

Lakewood construction defects ordinance would remove homeowners’ protections

A battle is brewing in Lakewood.An ordinance proposed in the southwest Denver suburb would change the process that leads to lawsuits under the construction defects law, a controversial issue in metro Denver and other parts of the state.

The ordinance, introduced by Lakewood City Council earlier this week, is the first on a local level that seeks to take some of the risk out of building owner-occupied condominium units. The Colorado Legislative Action Committee says that the ordinance would remove protections for homeowners.

“This ordinance is not the solution to spurring construction in Lakewood,” said Molly Foley-Healy, legislative liaison for Colorado Legislative Action Committee in a statement released Friday. “Rather than sacrifice homeowner rights, we advocate providing developers with financial incentives to build condominiums right the first time.”


Jenny Davies-Schley

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