In its 2023 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed several bills that impact relationships between residential landlords and tenants. Governor Polis subsequently signed many (but not all) of these bills into law. Some of these new laws may require updates to residential lease agreement templates. Others may not require direct changes to lease agreements … Continue Reading
Q: Our office’s meeting room hosts classes for members of an association or group to get continuing education or learn about issues important to their business. It seems like many are bringing their dogs to the meetings. Do we need to allow the dogs into the meeting? We are worried about the dogs ruining the … Continue Reading
Lease Considerations for Housing Choice Voucher Programs (Section 8) Landlords and Property Managers have several considerations to weigh when choosing a future tenant. Certain considerations are simply off the table. Pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-34-502, a person cannot be discriminated against for housing based upon their source of income. Essentially, this statute is designed to … Continue Reading
What do you do when you own property that you lease out to tenants and find out that your tenant apparently used meth at the property and the property needs expensive remediation? See my previous article here. Example Case Study: Property Owner who previously rented out the property lists the home for sale. Potential Buyer … Continue Reading
Q: Are rental late fees limited in Colorado? A: Yes. As of October 1, 2021, late fees in residential Colorado leases are limited to the greater of: (i) $50, or (ii) 5% of the past due rent payment. The changes discussed in this article were enacted in Senate Bill SB21-173: Rights in Residential Lease Agreements. … Continue Reading
How to avoid risks of allowing a seller to remain in the property after closing.
Colorado Real Estate Brokers: If you decide to conduct a showing or open house, you should consider protecting yourself, your brokerage firm, and your clients from COVID-19-related risks.
Your tenant has used methamphetamine at your property and now you are stuck footing the bill for costly remediation and testing. Does your homeowners insurance policy cover this damage?
Governor Jared Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 051 (COVID-19), providing further eviction relief for tenants and mobile home owners.
We’ve recently heard from a number of Colorado landlord and property management clients whose tenants have encountered financial hardships due to the COVID-19 coronavirus and are therefore unable to make their next rent payment. This is a quickly-evolving situation, which we’ll continue to monitor and update. Typically if a tenant can’t pay their rent, the … Continue Reading