Fort Collins, CO asked in Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado

Q: Can I pick up my stuff from shared yard with permission from the neighbors at ex boyfriends place where I used to live?

I was in a relationship that turned abusive and controlling in the last couple of years out of seven total. The last two of them with him in a duplex, with neighbors on top and us on bottom. The front/backyard was shared with separate front doors to each unit, shared back door to yard. I moved out 11 months ago while everyone else stayed put except for a new roommate that took over my lease below. The upstairs and downstairs are separate leases. I have emails with him coordinating to get my stuff about 4 weeks ago, then a massive snow storm hit and it didn’t happen. This week I needed my bike and bike pump. I texted my old upstairs neighbors to see if I could come and get it because it was on the shared property. He is now saying I can’t pick up the rest of my belongings inside or outside and that he will call the cops if he sees me around. Can I get my stuff in the yard with up stairs neighbors permission? Can I also not see my friends that live upstairs when invited over anymore?

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Sabra M. Janko
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: I am sorry to hear about your situation. it all depends on what the protection order says.

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