Denver, CO asked in Real Estate Law for Colorado

Q: My brother and I co-owned a townhouse in Colorado which we used for rental property. My brother signed the leases.

I want to sell the property because I am 8 hours away. Is the lease still valid? Do I have any way out?

* My brother recently passed away.

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Michael Joseph Larranaga
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  • Parker, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: 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 tenant especially since Colorado has unlawful eviction laws. You need to do this step by step . Again talk to an attorney.

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