Pueblo, CO asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado

Q: Am i able to sue for rent paid since first request of repairs that have never been made?

Lived here almost 7 yrs,have made *several requests for repairs via email,maintenance portal,txt mssgs.the roof leaks,is deteriorating,&has black mold.paying for 5bdrm but cant utilize upstairs rooms.Also,has no heating upstairs.Heating vents blow inbetween walls&floors cause there's not any attached duct work.All my requests have been ignored.The elec meter is inside the kitchen&breakers are tripped constantly.Do i have a legitimate case/grounds to sue for rent I've paid for the months where all repairs have been ignored?

1 Lawyer Answer
Donald C Eby
Donald C Eby
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: You should review the Colorado Warranty of Habitability. The legislature significantly strengthened this last year to provide assistance to tenants.

This is a fairly technical issue so I recommend contacting an attorney to discuss your rights, remedies, and risks before withholding rent.

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