Leases and Rental Agreements
Experienced landlords agree that good leases are a critical part of the landlord-tenant relationship. Bradford’s residential, condo and apartment leases spell out each party’s roles and responsibilities, payments and deadlines. And before you sign a lease, Bradford’s rental application helps screen potential tenants, avoiding problems before they start.
Maintenance Agreements and Inspection Reports
Before you hand over the keys, you may want tenants to sign an agreement concerning maintenance, a Bradford form that describes their role in caring for your property. Another form, Bradford’s inspection report, helps document your property’s condition before it is rented, so that you can keep track of flaws and damages.
Learning About Being a Landlord
Being a landlord sounds easy, but Colorado law gives tenants significant rights. You must handle the security deposit correctly and guarantee minimum housing standards. Whether you are a new landlord, an attorney or an experienced property manager,The Landlord and Tenant Guide to Colorado Leases and Evictions provides a step-by-step guide through leasing and landlording, including a detailed explanation of lease clauses.
All Bradford’s residential Colorado leases include a section on the Warranty of Habitability Act. The Warranty of Habitability Law took effect September 1, 2008 and created an implied warranty of habitability affecting residential tenancy and a landlord’s duty to provide housing that is “fit for human habitation.”(§38-12-501 to 38-12-511, C.R.S) Landlords are not alone in being required to perform new duties. The Act also imposes new duties on a tenant to maintain housing in good, safe, and reasonable condition. (§38-12-504, C.R.S) The“Landlord and Tenant Guide to Colorado Leases and Evictions” provides a thorough explanation of this law. Avoid conflict by learning about Colorado landlord and tenant rights.