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Housing Choice Voucher Programs (Section 8) – Lease Considerations

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

My tenant used meth. Meth Cleanup is Expensive. Is it Covered by Insurance? Part II.

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

Late Fees in Colorado Leases

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

Help! My Tenant Can’t Pay Rent Due to the Coronavirus

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

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

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