Residents meeting took place on 03-21-15. Residents voted to take the illegal rent increase issue to court. The Association's attorney had been instructed to proceed in this direction.
March 15: Communications with RHP Regional Office terminated. We are receiving no response to our requests for information regarding the status of the promised lease increase reviews.
23 February: RHP Regional Office indicated that the lease review process is nearly complete and the residents should be receiving letters correcting th elease increase issue soon.
Residents meeting was held on 25 (?) January. Residents received a report on the progress, which appears good. RHP Regional VP office is cooperating and moving forward with review of leases' maturity times.
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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**March 30, 2015
A residents meeting was held on 21 March. Here are the highlights of the meeting and the curent status update.
The good progress that we enjoyed through the end of February for some reason came to a halt. RHP Communities Regional Office stopped responding to all communications from our attorney. The Association faced a choice: to drop the case or to take it to court. At the meeting the residents unanimously voted to take it to court: the raise that was imposed on residents is too much and too unjust to put up with.
The President of the Association has instructed the attorney of the residents choice. We will proceed with filing a lawsuit.
The next residents meeting has been scheduled for 5/30/15 at 10:30 AM.
Any updates on the progress with the attorney will be posted here as well.
Until the matter is resolved the attorney advises to pay the lot rent as requested, writing on the pay stub and on the check "Paying under protest, reserving all rights". The attorney also suggested that the February $2.00 increase in the utilities cost, which should have come with a 60-day notice, be treated the same way and paid under protest. However a precedent exists when in the past residents refused to pay a similar increase and it was reverted by the management company. It would appear that either course of action is acceptable.
Questions? E-mail us.
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.
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
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.
October 11, 2005 meeting results: some insights from our attorney, Dona Vaticano.
September 13, 2005 meeting minutes
Old Covenants (PDF file, 600 Kb)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.
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!