Is it possible that you have the wrong statute number? In Westlaw and Lexis, you should be able to pull up Colorado Revised Statutes, and pull Title 13 Article 21 to determine if that specific statute exists. Pay specific attention to the numbers. Colorado, reserves spaces so it is possible to jump...View More
Colorado did recently pass a law regarding a landlord's responsibility to provide a tenant with a receipt for cash payments. There are exceptions, but it is generally good practice to give your tenant a receipt. That being said, the damages resulting from such a failure would be difficult to prove.
Electrical issues just to begin with. Seller did not disclose any of this to us. Inspection was done but inspector did not bring this to our attention. What kind of lawyer am I looking for, for this type of matter and would i use the same lawyer against both the seller and inspector?
I agree that you need a real estate attorney familiar with litigation work. In short, you have a potential breach of contract, fraud, and failure to disclose type issue. As to the prior homeowner, knowledge is normally key to those issues. IE, did they know? The home inspector’s lapse is a more...View More
The type of tenancy you have is often governed by your lease/ contract. In many contracts, there is a provision in the terms section that will change a fixed year to a month-to-month or other. It all depends on the wording. Further, a month-to-month can be established for hold-over tenants in...View More
Furniture might be worth 10,000 max but seller wants 35000 in separate transactions from house perchase of 600000 we really want the house so we are forced into this furniture deal . Do we just go along with it and over pay for the furniture and keep the sellers happy it’s like they are hiding... View More
My mother's name is on the title and mortgage for the condo I am living in while I pay all the fees. I am set up as a renter with no profits. I am now in a position to take ownership of the property and remaining mortgage. Adding my name to the existing mortgage is not an option. She... View More
Unfortunately, this is not an easy situation. If you want to avoid fees, you should probably talk to a tax attorney. I do not think you can avoid all taxes. You may be able to defer taxes or maybe defer then fall into an exception, but Uncle Sam always gets his cut in the end. Your mother could...View More
I agree that it all depends on the contract. In addition, it depends on how those funds are classified which again will be affected by the contract. Did you buy vouchers, is it a prepayment for services, or other?
Depending on the school, you may also consider talking to the other parents...View More
There is not enough info here to know anything. How was the school involved, was a teacher involved, did this occur on campus, was it a fight or just a battery, and so on? Liability depends on the underlying facts.
If your kid was seriously injured, you need to talk to an attorney that can...View More
The person I rent from has a history of retaining a cleaning fee from renters, in particular for "professional carpet cleaning", however it has been observed that the carpets were not actually cleaned after that tenant moved out, and the next tenant moved in. For other others who have... View More
Not necessarily. In most circumstances, a detailed statement explaining why your deposit was withheld would suffice. If you choose to sue, then the receipt would most likely be discoverable. But, it all depends on were you are in the process and the initial contract. That being said, their have...View More
It depends. The statute of frauds may come into play but generally, a contract can be amended by mutual agreement. To have a mutual agreement you have to meet requirements of a contract but this can often be done in a email.
The statue of frauds requires signatures in certain situations...View More
While I am not aware of any penalties, there are benefits to keeping a separate bank account for security deposits. For one, if you are sued, bank records are open to discovery. As such, if you put the deposit in a separate account then you do not necessarily need to divulge your personal records...View More
If you are receiving the assistance and you do not have a contractual requirement to inform your landlord, then you may not need to inform them. It all depends on your specific situation. Many assistance programs pay the landlord directly while some may help to supplement your income.
It has come to light that over a month after the deposit was paid, the contractor has dispersed none of the funds provided to him by us toward our project. No work has been done and no materials acquired. The contract was signed July 16th of 2023 and contract stated work would be completed by... View More
You do need to contact an attorney. Depending on the circumstances, in many circumstances, the initial deposit needs to be held in a trust account and failure to properly account for the deposit can be theft. Further, it could also be a fraud and/or breach of contract issue. Regardless, you should...View More
I did send a 7day demand letter prior to 1 year of the date I moved out, however a death in my family kept me from filing the lawsuit immediately after the 7 days was up and now its been exactly a year since I moved out. Can I still file a law suit to return treble damage deposit?
The statute of limitations is very tricky. You should contact an attorney.
For security deposit cases, I typically see a 1-year and 3-year statute at play. The 1-year is for punitive damages and the 3-year is for breach of contract. But the facts are extremely important. They determine...View More
In a normal litigation scenario which includes divorce, you would file a complaint with the court and personally serve that complaint and a summons on the Defendant. Rule 4 of CRPC talks about personal service. You do not necessarily need to serve the...View More
My son was just about to finish his shift and told his supervisor he was about to leave for the day. The supervisor wanted him to stay, and when my son declined, the supervisor slapped him in the face (in front of another supervisor)—neither reported the incident. When he came home, I called the... View More
2nd, if this was during work hours by a supervisor acting in his supervisory capacity, it would be almost negligent not to look into the employer's liability. They may not be liable but there is a good chance they may be to an extent. You can...View More
I was working with a rental assistance agency in July to get help with July’s rent. I finally got approved, but in that time my property management company sent the case to court. I filed my answer 8/7 and paid my current months rent, my back rent, and all legal fees outlined in the notice on... View More
Unfortunately, it is impossible to know without knowing the basis of the eviction and the specific facts. If you are being evicted for breaking the law, paying back rent may not be the ticket. It all depends on the reasons.
I would look into Colorado Revised Statutes for forcible detainer...View More
I noticed a small "pending practice" in her email sig. She has not shown up to a hearing 2x which led me to question why. I had some stand in attorney and she did not know my case ( divorce) so i essentially had zero representation.
In most cases here in the state of Colorado, you need a license to practice law. There are multiple exceptions to the rule but you should check into it. This is particularly important for domestic cases since you would normally be in front of a judge. I would find it odd if they did not have some...View More
That is a very complicated legal topic. You should contact an attorney.
1st they need to determine who owns the house. Then you need to look at not only the validity of the lease but if you accepted any payments. Next, it depends. But in short, it may not be wise to kick out a potential...View More
It really depends. If the property is owned as joint tenants with right of survivorship, ownership can pass by operation of law without any court involvement. In other instances, probate may be required. Regardless, property ownership is riddled with legal complexities. If you do not know the...View More
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