Asked in Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado

Q: Can a landlord evict me if I am a victim of domestic violence and have notify them of it? I

They are evicting me because my lease was expired but I have been paying rent on a month to month basis since march

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Michael Joseph Larranaga
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  • Parker, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Sorry to say but more information would be needed. If your lease truly did expire you may have a month to month tenancy that can be terminated with the proper notice.

In terms of domestic violence, Colorado does have a couple of statutes that address this point. From what I recall, the landlord cannot evict you because you have been domestically abused. But that may not affect their ability to terminate your lease and evict you or evict you on another basis such as non-payment of rent. I have not read the statute in awhile so please look into the matter.

Regardless, you need to talk to an attorney. These types of questions are riddled with legal problems and way beyond any discussion that can be had in this forum.

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