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New Law on Rental Application Fees

Colorado’s 2019 legislative session resulted in new laws affecting landlords and tenants.  This article is not inclusive of all the changes to landlord-tenant law it focuses on rental application fees. Please contact our office if you have specific questions regarding a particular area of landlord-tenant law. House Bill 19-1106 – Rental Application Fees Landlords typically … Continue Reading

Buying Property Anonymously

Purchasing Property Anonymously Webcast 5/1/19: Buying a Property Anonymously. It’s not unusual for Commercial Buyers to want to purchase anonymously, and it’s not uncommon in Residential transactions either! We explore the motives behind incognito purchases, options for accomplishing them, and look at how they affect the transaction.

General Warranty Deed versus Special Warranty Deed

General Warranty Deed versus Special Warranty Deed In addition to the choice of deed (between general warranty and special warranty), there are three other factors that strongly influence the buyers’ and sellers’ risk factors: (1) The style of the exceptions to the warranties; (2) the features of the sellers’ existing title insurance; and (3) the … Continue Reading

No Oil Development Restrictive Covenant

The restrictive covenant on my property that says ‘no oil/gas drilling allowed’ means no one can develop the minerals under my property, right? Not exactly. Buyers of Colorado real estate often mistakenly rest easy knowing their property is subject to a restrictive covenant disallowing oil and gas development (referred to herein as a ‘no oil … Continue Reading

Option for Buyer to “Hold” or “Fold” (but not renegotiate) on Inspection Issues

Options for Buyer on Inspection Issues in the 2019 Colorado Real Estate Contract.   Under the pre-2019 contract, the buyer had three basic options if the Buyer discovered property condition problems: (1) Do nothing and accept the condition of the property subject to the flaws; (2) Submit an objection and attempt to negotiate a change; … Continue Reading

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