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Recent events:

No updates to this web site were issued for nearly four years. This is good news: the Residents Association responds to attacks on residents' interests, so there were not any. Now, in October 2014, there is a reason to re-activate - see the message in the main panel.

We received a reply from HTA to our request to consider freezing rents during the recession. Sorry, they will not do it.

HTA Letter regarding a Subletting and Renting dated October 15, 2008

Minutes from the Community Meeting of September 9, 2008 are available.

We do not seem to have enough residents who are affected by prohibition to rent. If you are, come to the meeting and speak up.

July 2008: HTA has settled the second lawsuit concerning untimely rental increases. Residents involved were reimbursed hundreds of dollars and their rent was set back to past years amounts. This case was resolved to Peace of Mind's satisfaction with reimbursement of the Association's legal fees.

HTA has previously settled a lawsuit protecting a singleresident from illegally timed rental increase outside of court and reimbursed their money.

Minutes from the Community Meeting of 2/12/2008 are available.

The lawsuit addressing untimely lot rent increases is developing. If you are affected and have not contacted us to get included into legal action, do so now.

Minutes from the Meeting of May 18, 2007.

Minutes from the Meeting of February 13, 2007.

Community meeting of November 14, 2006 Minutes : Peace of Mind is proceeding with legal action to resolve mid-term rent increases.

Community meeting of September 19: see the agenda and minutes.

Meeting took place July 18. See tentative agenda here, minutes will be posted here shortly.

 
Revision of Community Guidelines: please read and send your feedback to webmaster@longviewhome.org

 

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This page was last updated on November 4, 2014

Peace of Mind - LongView Estates

LongView in Longmont, Colorado - our home community

Welcome to the home page of the LongView residents. We are not affiliated with any company managing LongView. It is up to us to improve quality of life in our community! Peace of Mind LVE, a Residents' Association, was formed on June 8, 2005 to help improve quality of life at LongView and protect the rights of the residents.

**NEWS - IMPORTANT, Residents Please Read** 

October 2014.
The next meeting will take place on 12 December 2014, Friday, at 7:00 PM at the clubhouse. Residents will be offered a report on the legal proceedings and suggestions on how to proceed with the rent increase in the meantime.

Dear residents: if you have received a letter from the management announcing an increase in your rent and you have already received one in 2014, or you otherwise disagree with this rent increase, please be aware that the community association is awakening from dormancy - this is the kind of thing it was designed to protect the residents from.
The Association leadership met on 11/8/2014 and devised a course of action. To get community 
approval a meeting is called at 10:30 AM on 11/15/2014.
To get ready for this meeting please make sure to:
  1. Review ytour lease. Only actions in violation of your lease language will be successful in flighting this increase. If your lease is a month-to-month agreement, it is in contradiction with the Colorado Law and has to be revised.
  2. Take a note of when your lease is renewed and what does the lease say about when you should be receiving a notice of rent increase.
  3. If your lease states limiations on the amount or frequency of rent increases, please have a copy of it handy. Then, please come to the meeting.
You will see a flyer at your door announcing the time and place for the meeting (Community Buliding, 11-15-2014, 10:30 AM).
The Residents Association has some money in the account from past donations and advertisement income. With the help of additional contributions from homeowners that we will collect at the meeting, we will use it as necessary to hire an attorney to represent the residents. In the past this was extremely effective in flighting rent increases that were in violation of the residents' lease agreements.
The new owner company is following the steps of the prior one. We are still here, we have seen this before. and think we can respond properly and in an educated way. Stand by for updates.
P. R., President of the Residents Association
C. T., Vice President
K. H., Treasurer and Secretary

We do not charge membership dues. Instead, LongView residents are strongly encouraged to contribute $5 per month to the Association's treasury; quaterly meetings are a good opportunity to do this. This money is only used to pay for legal expenses on behalf of all residents, and other minor expenses that benefit all residents. All Peace of Mind LVE Officers are non-paid volunteers.

To join the community E-mail announcement system, send a message to
all_residents-subscribe@longviewhome.org
from the address you want to subscribe.

LongView management's statements that the office can increase residents' rent later than the lease inception date as long as they give us a 60-day notice are not legal. If your lot rent is increased out of cycle, politely explain that the rent can only be increased annually (unless you have the "newest" lease, which may be month-by-month). Insist that your rental increase does not happen until your annual maturity date and remind the office that they were sued twice for untimely rent increases, and will be sued again if needed.

Important notice: Peace of Mind LVE has NOT gone door to door asking for donations! Be judicious giving money to people claiming to collect it for the community needs. Call one of the contact numbers on the flyer if in doubt. Send your check to our treasurer - phone number and address on the contact list and letters you have received.

Community map available here (160 kb file)

Previous links - History and older legal materials

Minutes of the Board meeting of June 13, 2006.

Jan Bach has not provided us with the complete bill information. We are expecting her to do so, and then we will post the information here.

Highlights of the Meeting of May 9, 2006

Meeting of Tuesday, December 13, 2005: our neighbors want to form a Town.

October 11, 2005 meeting results: some insights from our attorney, Dona Vaticano.

September 13, 2005 meeting minutes

Minutes from August 9, 2005Meeting

Minutes from July 12, 2005Meeting

June 8, 2005 Community meeting results

June 8, 2005 meeting agenda and MHOTA impressions

What is it that bothers us?

Old Covenants (PDF file, 600 Kb)

Letter to the regional office of Hometown America

Reply from the regional office

Pine Lakes MHOTA

HOCC materials and meetings

E-mail Peace of Mind LVE Board

Hometown America site on LongView

Rental rates of 2006

Take a look at a letter that Peace of Mind sent to residents, it shows the Community Association budget report and highlights some important neighborhood issues.

History:

It is 2014, and the owner of Long View has changed (again). Like all prior owners, this company thinks that it can make more money from the community, without investing much back into it. Oh well, what's new? Anyway, all new residents are invited to read on and find out what did the previos management company try, and what did we do in response. In general the Residents Association managed to protect the homeowners' rights in most cases.

This web site originated largely in response to the attempt by Hometown America to change our Lease and Community Guidelines in the Spring 2005. And, the proposed changes are - surprised? - not exactly in our favor. At the community meetings that took place in March, vast majority of the residents expressed serious concerns about the new documents Hometown America has produced. During these meetings, about 20 concerned residents volunteered to carefully examine the Lease and Community Guide lies. Several residents obtained advice from attorneys as well.

After much deliberation, this group of residents (we call ourselves a HomeOwners Concerned Committee, or HOCC) produced a document that summarized the largest of concerns that were expressed at the meetings and came up afterwards. This document was then forwarded to the Management of LongView to be forwarded to the regional manager of Hometown America.

After a while, a HOCC participant have received a response. It does not appear to the HOCC that this response addressed the issues we have brought up. Judge for yourself, or simply consider that out of 53 (fifty three, that is) issues brought up, the regional office chose to address 10 (ten), and stated that per their legal counsel, no further changes will be made to the documents.

At this point HOCC has decided that we have exhausted our "good faith" resources and have to seek legal help. This will ensure that our interests are protected as much as the law allows. By pooling our resources together, we can afford a better lawyer that any one of us can separately.

Additionally, HOCC will be contacting other Hometown America community leaders in Thornton and Castle Rock. We need to join our effort with as many communities as we can if we are to protect ourselves from moving our homes at will, getting into a default on the lease for our dogs barking or having 14 days to remedy problems while Hometown has 90 days for the same issues.

HOCC wants to invite all interested and active homeowners at LongView to participate in our activities. We can use all help we can get! Please call or E-mail us if you know or have hired a layer, or are willing to distribute flyers, or are willing to provide any other help to LongView residents!

Do you live in LongView and think this site lacks luster we deserve? We agree, but only have time to put up information, not to prettify it. Contact us and help make this site as nice as you wish! Unpaid webmaster position is available :-)