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...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.
I live in Castle Rock Colorado and I am being told by my water company that anything that goes on with my bill they have to notify my landlord even though I still live in the home. That's an invasion of my privacy why do they need to know anything that goes on with my bills in my house as long... Read more »
Yes it is legal and that is the way utilities in CO operate. Because, if the tenant fails to pay the water bill the landlord will have to pay the debt created by the tenant in order to get the water turned on for the next tenant.
Landlord here. I have a tenant on my lease. Lease does not allow subleasing. His girlfriend is not on the lease, but has been the one staying on property. She's been living in the room for ~50 days. There is another month left on the lease. Because he is paying I've been allowing her to... Read more »
My dog bit a child and our landlord wants him out of our apartment. We don’t want to give him up and our landlord said she would give us a month before we must move. Is a month legally enough time? After the time frame what can our landlord do?
Can your landlord evict you because of your dog's actions? That depends on the language in the lease agreement. If he/she does pursue the eviction he'll have to prove that you violated the lease and/or he properly terminated (in writing) and his Notice is legally enforceable.
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