Q: Received a notice to vacate in 21 days, I have worked were I live for 5 years and not paid. Is this legal
I worked for owner and lived at motel he owns for five years we were to re t rooms, and keep property cleaned and mowed. He did not pay us and now wants to terminate our employment. He has not paid sales tax last document says 2013, he has repeatedly had power shut off closed accounts we used for upkeep,
It may be illegal. I would recommend you contact an attorney.
In Colorado, we have the unlawful eviction statute. In certain cases, if the landlord is intentionally shutting off the power to the residence it may constitute an unlawful eviction. This is a very fact-intensive analysis. The new version of the statute permits statutory damages as well.
In terms of a notice to quit, it would depend on if you have a lease and other facts. Like I said, I would reach out to an attorney.
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