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
Rental Application Fairness Act: What actions must Colorado landlords and property managers take after passage of the new state law known as House Bill 19-1106?
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
Residential Tenants Health And Safety Act: Colorado’s new warranty of habitability law provides more protections to tenants under the residential warranty of habitability.
Boulder Rent Control Boulder and rent control have an interesting history, and past efforts to impose rent control in the city directly contributed to a statewide response from the Colorado Legislature. In 1980, the City of Boulder passed a citizen initiative to impose rent control in existing buildings that would have capped and tightly regulated … Continue Reading
Boulder’s SmartRegs’ Deadline for Owners of Rental Property The health and safety of people living in Boulder is a concern for Boulder’s government. This concern led to the enactment of its SmartRegs in 2011. These energy guidelines for rental properties in the City of Boulder are intended to reduce carbon in the atmosphere, caused by … Continue Reading
What should Colorado landlords and property managers know when handling a tenant’s request for an emotional support or service animal? Landlords, owners’ associations, and property managers across Colorado have been experiencing an increase in requests for accommodations for assistance animals – either a traditional “service animal” or the increasingly common “emotional support animal.” When these … Continue Reading
Residential Lease Agreement Let’s say that you own a rental property in Colorado. You want to make sure that your lease agreement protects you to the fullest extent possible. What provisions does an owner need in their lease to ensure that they’re safeguarded when renting their property? This article will discuss a variety of terms … Continue Reading
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
Does a Sale Affect a Tenant’s Lease? 1/25/2016: When a tenant leases a property for a term, a tenant expects to have the right to use the space for the whole term. If the original landlord sells the building, does the new landlord have the right to terminate the lease? Learn the answer by watching … Continue Reading