Colorado Landlord - Tenant Questions & Answers

Q: I signed a lease in Colorado that allows the landlord to enter at anytime without notice. Is this legal???

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on Oct 5, 2015

Answered on Oct 5, 2015

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Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
This inspection language is standard for lease (rental agreements) and is also allowed under Colorado law even if that language is not the lease. However, the lack of notice is a bit odd. There is nothing directly in Colorado statutory law that prevents access without notice, but frequent and unannounced entry into a rental is arguably defeating right to quiet enjoyment and may constitute an invalid lease (since you as the tenant have a restricted right of possession).

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Q: Do I need a lawyer for this eviction?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on Aug 15, 2011

Answered on Aug 24, 2011

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Chad Jonathan Lee's answer
Maybe. Whether you have a case depends on the circumstances of the written lease, and the negotiations leading up to it, including whether payment of the pet deposit was conditional upon the Landlord's repairs to the property. Note that Colorado has codified the "warranty of habitability" which requires that the unit be habitable, and that the heating facilities be in good working order. (See C.R.S. 38-12-503). Most of the time, written notice to the landlord is required to invoke this...

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