Asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado

Q: Trying to find an explanation as to how tenancy is changed from yearly to month to month while not moving in and out?

Logic would dictate that the longer you've occupied the same space the longer you'd need to move.

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Michael Joseph Larranaga
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Parker, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: The type of tenancy you have is often governed by your lease/ contract. In many contracts, there is a provision in the terms section that will change a fixed year to a month-to-month or other. It all depends on the wording. Further, a month-to-month can be established for hold-over tenants in certain situations. It all depends.

The type of notice you receive for evictions is dictated by statute here in Colorado. Not sure if that helps but a month-to-month tenancy can follow a year-long lease.

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