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Q: Denver Colorado tenant renting Rv space on private property abandoned RV and does not communicate. How to Own RV

My friend owns a property in Denver where she rented space for a man to park rv on driveway and pay $600 a month. Man that was tenant left without notice and will not answer calls or respond to messages for over 3 months now. How does landlord claim ownership of left Abandoned RV?

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Q: Can my landlord demand that I pay the previous tenants unpaid electric bill or I will be evicted?

I had a 10-day notice to pay or quit posted on my door today because I am a few days late on rent. But instead of the normal $1,800 which is including late fees that would be due if I'm late. It it says that I have to pay over $5,000 in 10 days or I'm going to be evicted. In over 3,000 of... View More

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Q: Tenant bankruptcy/fraud/eviction proceedings Colorado

I'm reaching out on behalf of my partner, Brian (cc'd). He has been dealing with ongoing tenant issues beginning with a $70k fraudulent check last August(?), multiple lease violations, and now said tenant has filed for bankruptcy. The attorney refused to represent him, but won't... View More

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Q: Who do i contact on an eviction that should have never happened 49th day

Had 52 not known if documented workers evict my belongings was told anything not in box would be put in bag they opened all my boxes and tubs put.bleach on clothes food with my sons baby pics who is a senior this year have videos of destruction firearms birth certificates, tools, and wedding... View More

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Q: Can the landlord legally install video cameras inside my restaurant and monitor my activities?

Now lease agreement does not specifically addressed this issue.

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answered on May 3, 2024

That is rather odd. Some leases provide for the Landlord to handle security but video cameras interfering with the operation of the business may be an issue. You may want to contact an attorney.

This could be a breach of quiet enjoyment or the implied covenant of good faith. I have never...
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Q: Can the landlord legally install video cameras inside my restaurant and monitor my activities?

The lease agreement does not specifically address this issue.

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Q: If I had a verbal agreement with a person that allowed them to stay in my home for two weeks, which is now going on a

month. Am I in the boundaries of the law to kick them out? They do not receive mail or were given permission to use my address for anything else.

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answered on Apr 2, 2024

Under those facts, assuming you own or rent the place and they are not part owners, co-tenants, and have no other legal claim to the home (and with no more information), then, yes. Of course, the devil's in the details. So if other facts are relevant, the answer could change. Also, if... View More

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Q: Is the rental increases every year really due to property value or is it just the land owner being greedy

Every year my apartment rent has increased by 120.00 a month. The office tells me it is due to the property values.

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answered on Apr 19, 2024

It could be a combo of things including property taxes, inflation, or just greed. A good spot check is to take the new rental amount divided by the old rental amount and subtract 1 ((New Rent/ Old Rent) -1). That is the percentage your monthly rent increased. You can compare that to the prime rate... View More

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Q: 10 day demand. No statutory statement. No date,time, summons on the 24th for court 27th paperwork submitted to court inv

Valid. Had trial wanted to present my evidence which clearly shows they didn't properly serve me I was told if we go to trial and the magistrate sees I owe money it's going to be an eviction regardless. Can I reverse the agreement to leave in 20 days?

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

If you believe the eviction process was mishandled, particularly regarding service of notice and your chance to present evidence, you might have grounds to challenge the agreement or the eviction itself. It's essential to review local tenant laws and eviction procedures as they can vary... View More

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Q: In Colorado, if a landlord sends an addendum to a lease via email and it's confirmed/ approved, is that legally binding?

A landlord sent me an email with an addendum to my lease (requiring 60 days notice). I confirmed it in my email response, but there wasn't anything else signed. Is that still legally binding?

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answered on Mar 26, 2024

In Colorado, electronic communications, such as emails, can form part of a legally binding contract, including lease agreements and addenda, provided they meet certain criteria. The key elements are the intention to form a contract, agreement on the terms, and exchange of consideration (something... View More

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Q: Can my landlord have a vendor take pictures of my personal belongings without my consent?

My landlord is sending a company to perform an inspection on our property and requested that the vendor takes pictures of each room (as well as wear a body camera) but we have never given them consent to do so. I understand that for a maintenance issue they make take photos but there is currently... View More

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answered on Mar 26, 2024

You have the right to express your concerns regarding privacy and the taking of photographs within your living space, especially if they include your personal belongings. It's generally advisable to communicate directly with your landlord about your discomfort with having pictures taken of... View More

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Q: How do I keep from being evicted for CRS 13-40-107.5. when my charge was CRS18-18-403.5

I'm not sure what info to give u to get a clear answer. Tell me what info u would need please. And I appreciate ur time

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

Understanding your situation requires clarity on the specific charges under CRS 18-18-403.5 and the circumstances around your eviction under CRS 13-40-107.5. The nature of the charges, your rental agreement, and any communications from your landlord are critical details. Additionally, whether you... View More

Q: I submitted a hour and wage and demand paperwork to my ex boss and I have heard anything back and plus she threw my
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answered on Mar 30, 2024

It sounds like you're dealing with a challenging situation regarding your former employer. When you've reached out with important documentation regarding hours worked and wages owed, but haven't received any response, it can feel disheartening and frustrating. If your documentation... View More

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Q: We have a month to month tenant in Grand Lake, CO (lease 8/6/2023). He has not paid rent since Dec 2023 we filed a JDF99

We were trying to give him time to figure out state assistance but as of 2/15/2024 he did not qualify so we have started the process to evict him. He has not responded and has until 3/18/2024 to "cure" the compliant. We will be filing a lawsuit on March 18 should we have an attorney? Thank you,

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

Navigating the eviction process can be complex and having legal guidance is often beneficial. An attorney with experience in landlord-tenant law in Colorado can help ensure that all legal requirements are met and that the process is handled efficiently. They can provide advice on the specifics of... View More

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Q: My landlord and my landlords current leasing agent is not named on my lease. Can they enforce an inspection of the prop?

My landlords name and my landlords current leasing agent is not named on my written lease agreement. The only name listed besides that of the tenants is a person from the former leasing agency. Can this new leasing agent legally enforce an inspection on the property?

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answered on Mar 15, 2024

It depends. If the former agent was acting as an agent of the landlord then the lease should transfer to the new agent, sometimes. However, inspections are fairly common for both commercial and residential properties. It is probably not worth your time to hire an attorney to determine if they have... View More

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Q: Do I have any tenant's rights if there is no rent?

For the last 10 years I have been living in a house owned by a family member, with their permission. There is no written agreement or contract, and no rent is requested or paid. The utility bills are in my name and paid by me, and I do any maintenance and improvement work that occurs (but again,... View More

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

In most jurisdictions, even without a written lease agreement, you would likely be considered a tenant at will. This means that while you don't have a formal lease, you do have certain basic rights as a tenant, especially given the extended period of time you've been living there.... View More

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Q: How long before landlord can remove items put outside by forced eviction? Is it required to notify tenant of removal?

Are items locked up by manger under the same conditions as items outside? If so how does one retrieve locked up items if manger clams there’s nothing of tenets in/on property?

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

In Colorado, when a landlord forcibly evicts a tenant, the process for dealing with the tenant's personal property is as follows:

1. Removal of items: The landlord must remove the tenant's belongings from the rental unit and store them in a safe place. This can be on the property...
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Q: Am I completely within my right to break my lease agreement?

I am currently under a 12 month lease agreement with a landlord as a roommate in a house. In the contract, there is no termination clause. Recently, due to a hostile living environment and a negligent landlord, an early lease agreement was typed up. Our landlord has threatened to evict us on... View More

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it seems that you may have grounds to terminate your lease agreement early due to the hostile living environment and your landlord's negligent behavior. However, the specific laws and regulations regarding lease termination can vary by state and... View More

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Q: I was evicted and I filed motion to stay and it was granted. My 4 year old is now being take to court for an eviction

The judge told them to remove my daughter from the eviction case. I was then given another court date I signed a stipulation. They didn't remove my daughter. And now are requesting a judgement for possession be granted against her.

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answered on Feb 9, 2024

In Colorado, if you were evicted and filed a motion to stay that was granted, but your 4-year-old daughter was also named in the eviction proceedings, and despite a judge's order to remove her from the case, the landlord or their representatives have not complied and are seeking a judgment for... View More

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Q: can a eviction be served while the house is in probate
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answered on Jan 1, 2024

In Colorado, the process of eviction can be affected by the status of the property in probate. When a property owner passes away, and the property is in probate, the legal transfer of ownership to heirs or beneficiaries may impact the eviction process. Generally, the personal representative or... View More

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