Category Archives: Leasing

Can I require a pet deposit for all animals?

Whether a landlord, association or property manager has to allow someone with an assistance animal to live at the property despite animal restrictions is a frequent question. Also, if you have to allow the animal, can you still request a pet deposit?  First of all, even if the property does not allow certain animals, if… Continue Reading

Can I Keep My Service Dog Even Though My Association’s Covenants Don’t Allow It?

The “seeing-eye dog” of yesterday has been replaced by many different kinds of animals that assist persons with many kinds of disabilities. Today, “service,” ”companion,” “therapy,” “support,” and “assistance” animals provide mobility for the sight and hearing impaired and emotional support for persons with depression, anxiety, or mental disabilities. They can help people with epilepsy,… Continue Reading

Residential Evictions

Most residential landlords will, at one point another, find themselves in need of evicting a tenant. In Colorado, a legal action for eviction is called “forcible entry and detainer,” or often referred to as an “FED”. It is a process by which a landlord may obtain a court order, called a writ of restitution, which… Continue Reading

Changes for Some Post-Foreclosure Evictions

Until May of 2009, the recipient of a Public Trustee’s deed (the “PT Deed”) following a foreclosure sale could immediately begin the eviction process of any occupant of a residential property in Colorado. Now, with the passage of the Federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (the “Act”), depending on the circumstances, options available to the… Continue Reading

Subleases – Part I

CO-Author:  Jon Goodman, Esq. As businesses reduce staff or shut down locations, they often remain obligated on long term leases. Subleasing unused space helps offset continuing liability. Subleases are often documented by simple forms specifying the premises, gross rental rate, security deposit and duration for the sublease, but then address other issues by incorporating the… Continue Reading

Subleases – Part II

CO-Author:  Jon Goodman, Esq. As businesses reduce staff or shut down locations, they often remain obligated on long term leases. Subleasing unused space helps offset continuing liability. Subleases are often documented by simple forms specifying the premises, gross rental rate, security deposit and duration for the sublease, but then address other issues by incorporating the… Continue Reading