Colorado Eviction Laws

A Colorado landlord cannot resort to self-eviction when having problems with a tenant. Any issues ranging from default of rent to material noncompliance must follow Colorado’s eviction process. Any attempts to remove the tenant themselves through coercive measures such as shutting down utilities, locking the tenant out of the unit, etc. are deemed illegal and the landlord may have to compensate the tenant for any damages.

Explainations behind Tenant Evictions

Only if the lease has expired does the landlord not need a reason to ask to tenant to vacate the unit. In all other situations, there must be a valid reason behind the eviction. Examples of this include:

  • Delinquency of rent
  • Significant material noncompliance, for example, having unapproved persons living on the premises or utilizing the property for an unapproved or illegal reason.
  • Effecting the wellbeing and security of other tenants

Tenant Eviction Notice

The Colorado eviction notice is known as the 3-Day Notice or Demand for Compliance or Right to Possession. The eviction notice must contain the reason for the eviction, amount of rent due, a date when the notice was served, and a date of when the tenant has time to comply with the rental agreement.

The option of compliance is not necessary when the tenant is partaking in criminal activities or severely effecting the health of other tenants. If the tenant is served a Demand of Compliance in the past and is in violation of the rental agreement for the same reason again, then no option of compliance is necessary as well.

The Colorado ousting notice might just state that the occupant must clear without the alternative of consistence by a certain date in circumstances where the inhabitant's activities are criminal or have generously influenced the wellbeing and security of others. Additionally, if the occupant was beforehand presented with Demand for Compliance and went along however is continuously served again for the same break or violation, the proprietor require not offer consistence as an option to surrendering the property.

Month-to-Month Tenancy

In cases with month-to-month leases, the landlord must be the tenant at least 10 days notice that they must vacate the unit at the end of the month. Also, the is allowed to stay until the end of the month, and cannot be removed from the unit prior to that date.

Administration of Eviction Notice

The Demand for Compliance must be served to the tenant in one these ways:

  • To the tenant in person
  • To a family member of the tenant of is at least 16 years old
  • To the tenant’s workplace
  • By posting or certified mail

If the notice needs to be posted, the service period begins the day after it is posted.

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