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Colorado Landlord and Tenant Laws
The Colorado Division of Housing does not enforce any housing codes nor mediate landlord/tenant disputes. Please open the Landlord-tenant Rights document below for information and referral to organizations that may be able to assist you.
A written agreement should be used by any Landlord (who may own the house or residence) wishing to rent residential property to a tenant. Many states consider oral agreements regarding the rental of real property to be invalid and require a written agreement. This type of document which is sometimes called a Residential Lease Agreement or Rental Agreement should be in writing and should be signed by both landlord and tenant. The Lease should set forth all the terms and conditions of the rental to which the parties have agreed. The Lease will also state everyone's responsibilities and rights.
Some states also will require that the landlord and tenant conduct an inspection of the premises to be rented either before the property is occupied by the tenant or before the lease is signed by either party. A joint inspection form is useful to document the inspection and can help avoid problems or misunderstandings at the end of the lease term. Even if a state does not require a joint inspection, it is a good idea to complete one for the protection of both parties.
This Colorado Residential Lease Agreement packet includes everything necessary for a Landlord to enter into a lease with a Tenant, including the Lease, the Inspection Checklist and more.
These are just some of the important provisions included in this Colorado Residential Lease Agreement: