Denver, CO asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado

Q: Can my landlord charge me full months rent until a new tenant is found if i am kicked out?

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A: In Colorado, if you are evicted or leave your rental property before the end of your lease term, your landlord has a legal duty to mitigate their damages. This means they must make reasonable efforts to re-rent the unit to a new tenant. You are generally responsible for rent until a new tenant is found or until your lease term ends, whichever happens first.

Your landlord cannot typically charge you for the full remaining lease term if they find a new tenant before your lease expires. However, they can charge you for any expenses related to re-renting the unit, such as advertising costs.

It's important to review your lease agreement and understand your rights and responsibilities in the event of an eviction or early termination.

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