I have a Colorado lease that has several legal errors, such as governing law is listed as Massachusetts, landlord can lock out the tenant, as well as, all the parties listed on the lease did not sign off. A Property Management Company posted a notification on my door on 10/3/2019 informing me... Read more »
A landlord may designate an agent (Property Management Co) to step in and administer the lease on his behalf, unless the lease specifically says otherwise. It was smart of you to verify this transfer with the Landlord prior to delivering money to the Property Manager.
I have reported this to my subdivision leasing office. Then it happened again today so I called the main leasing office and they advised me to call the police. The police came and spoke with me, then spoke with the neighbor. He admitted to saying he would kill my dog but claimed he didn't say it... Read more »
If you do not feel safe, then your best option might be to break your lease and move. If the threats continue or escalate, you might also be entitled to a restraining/protection order, but that all depends on whether or not the cops will press charges.
Assuming your calculation is correct, your Landlord lost his right unilaterally withhold for damages. Your next step is to send a 7-Day demand letter before initiating a lawsuit under the Colo Sec. Dep. Act.
The is no legal requirement for a landlord to perform a walkthrough with a tenant. If you dispute the charges you should refuse to pay and then bring a lawsuit or bring a counterclaim if the Landlord brings a claim against you. The Landlord will have the burden of proof.
Withholding rent is always a risky maneuver. May you have a right to claim a Warranty of Habitability issue or a constructive eviction as a result of the flooding? Yes - you may but I recommend that you consult with an attorney about the facts and your possible courses of action before you...Read more »
we were evicted early in a lease for nonpayment- I get it, not fighting that. We're trying to pay it down, but I was wondering can they charge us for the full amount of the lease if the apartment has new tenants? Technically arent they're getting paid twice for the same unit? Is that legal?
You are correct - A Landlord in Colo is not allowed to "double-dip" in the collection of rent from former tenants. If the Landlord has filed a Complaint against you in an attempt to obtain a judgement you should contact an attorney to assist you with this matter.
I have a room in my primary residence posted for rent as a single occupancy lease. I am open to double occupancy but would only consider it with an additional fee. Is this legal? What would I need to add in the lease agreement?
Tenant has been served with a 10 day notice for late rent. Tenant wants to pay rent 6 days late but refuses to pay the late fees that are in the lease. Can the landlord refuse the payment and proceed with the eviction process after the 10 days have passed.
Colorado new law change from 3 day notice to 10 day notice with exemption for landlords owning less than 5 properties who can give a 5 day notice. How do you integrate this into a lease that was already in effect prior to the law change?
The new Law requires some specific language in your lease in order to trigger the small landlord exception. It is unlikely that your old lease contains this language. You'll need to update the lease to incorporate the language at the next renewal or by asking the tenant to sign an addendum to the...Read more »
Our landlord has told us that we are not allowed to have another animal (even though it says animals are permitted on the lease). Is a landlord allowed to refuse a will be service dog, especially if I plan on training it immediately?
Garage space included in lease. Landlord "lost paperwork" and rented the garage unit to someone else. Threw out all my personal belongings. They did not notify until a week later after everything was thrown away. Do I have a case?
If you leased the garage and the LL disposed of your personal possessions he will likely be liable for your damages. You should create an inventory list and indicate the value of each item then contact and attorney to assist you.
How much time we have to give our landlord before we can move out? Our lease says nothing about what happens at the end of the lease or if it expires. It also says nothing about a set amount of time we need to give her before we move out. It’s very barebones it seems.
Assuming your rent was due every month (e.g., on the first day of each month) you would have a month-to-month tenancy following the expiration of the agreed upon lease term. Because nothing is mentioned in your lease regarding notice, the default rule is that you may terminate your tenancy by...Read more »
drs say esa animal for child. lease said no pets. childs health worsened. we get cat 2018. landlord knows, cat has to go, i comply, had inspection, passed, no damages. they renewed lease. 7/2019 friend can no longer keep cat for me. I take cat back. 7/18/19 child hospitalized 1 week. cat important... Read more »
You need a lawyer. Sometimes a letter from an experienced animal attorney, one who specializes in ESAs and service animals, especially, is enough to put a hold on the eviction and stop it. But you definitely need legal counsel.
Your statement was a little confusing, though. If it’s an...Read more »
However, the landlord will not change the lease. Can tenants compel the landlord to update the lease by dissolving the original agreement and creating a new lease with only one of the existing tenants?
The tenants are offering to pay for the inconvenience.
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