Monday, April 27, 2015
CONTACT: Amy Runyon-Harms, Executive Director at 303-870-0448

DENVER: As legislators prepare to vote on SB15-177, the construction defects bill, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, issued the following statement that includes just some of the comments from hundreds of our members who signed a petition opposing the bill.

“Having had problems with the developer of my condo property – this issue is very important to me. Please make sure homeowners in Colorado have the protections they need from shoddy and defective construction.  Arbitration doesn’t solve this problem and only makes it more difficult for the homeowner to get the problem fixed,” wrote Emily from Littleton.

“I live in an HOA that has been plagued by shoddy construction problems.  Homeowners, not developers, need to be protected,” wrote William from Lone Tree.

“Homeownership already comes with enough maintenance expense without having to absorb the costs associated with construction defects,” wrote Jean from Aurora.

“Consumers need more protection not less. Don’t let a powerful lobby interfere with responsible government,” wrote David from Boulder.

“This legislation is anti-consumer. That’s not the direction we should be going in Colorado,” wrote Anne from Grand Junction.

“Please vote no on Senate Bill 15-177.  When any of us makes a purchase that represents a sizable portion of our current and future income, it is only reasonable that we retain real opportunity to redress when the materials and workmanship fail to meet basic standards.  I hope you will advocate on behalf of your constituents.  We are consumers and need to assure we get a quality product when we make a housing purchase,” wrote Jane from Westminster.