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Leases and Rental Agreements (Colorado)

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.

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Landlord & Tenant Guide to Colorado Leases and Evictions, 5th Edition

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Now in its fifth edition, this popular book contains all the information you need to understand residential leasing and eviction procedures in Colorado. Whether you’re a landlord, tenant, property manager, or attorney, this book will help you fill out standard lease forms and navigate the legal process involved in terminating a residential tenancy.

The authors discuss relevant Colorado law that landlords and tenants need to know. Readers are guided step-by-step through the leasing and eviction processes. Essential information is provided concerning common lease clauses, pre-litigation notices, the legal documents you need to file, security deposits, and going to court. Examples of the legal forms used in Colorado eviction proceedings are provided, along with instructions for filling out each form.

This book also contains a  section on leases, including lease forms, instructions for completing a lease, and a chapter on Colorado’s Warranty of Habitability Act. The Warranty of Habitability Act creates significant new obligations, rights, and responsibilities affecting both landlords and tenants. In addition to a detailed, yet comprehensible, explanation of this law, samples of essential forms are included to help you make effective use of this new law.

This edition contains the new timing requirements for evictions that became law in 2012 and a section on leases, including new provisions in the lease forms that discuss Pest Control and Mold, Smoke Free Premises, and Medical and Recreation Marijuana use.

Landlords will learn how to:

  • Give proper notice.
  • Fill out, file, and serve the necessary forms.
  • Avoid violating their tenants’ rights.

Tenants will learn:

  • Defenses to an eviction action.
  • How to file an Answer or Counterclaim.
  • All about security deposits.

 

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Residential Lease Package

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Residential Lease Package

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This package provides a substantial savings over purchasing separate forms. Includes a Residential Lease form, Lease Renewal, Inspection Report, Lead-based Paint Disclosure and booklet, and  the Rental Application.

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Apartment Rental Package

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Apartment Rental Package

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This package provides a substantial savings over purchasing separate forms. Includes a Apartment Lease form, Lease Renewal, Inspection Report, Lead-based Paint Disclosure and booklet, and  the Rental Application.

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Condominium Lease Package

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Condominium Lease Package

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This package provides a substantial savings over purchasing separate forms. Includes a Condominium Lease form, Lease Renewal, Inspection Report, Lead-based Paint Disclosure and booklet, and  the Rental Application.

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Rental Application and Receipt for Security Deposit

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Rental Application and Receipt for Security Deposit

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This form is used to gather as much information from potential tenants as possible, including, employment, financial, and reference information. This form also acts as the receipt for a security deposit. To learn more about the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords, see our popular book, Landlord and Tenant Guide to Colorado Leases and Evictions.

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Lead-Based Paint Disclosures (Rentals)

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Lead-Based Paint Disclosures (Rentals)

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The law requires that a disclosure be made concerning lead-based paint to any potential tenant prior to renting residential property built prior to 1978. The Colorado Real Estate Commission approves this form.

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Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home (English) (Pamphlet)

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Are you planning to buy, rent, or renovate a home built before 1978? Read this pamphlet to learn some simple steps to protect your family.

Federal law requires that individuals receive certain information before renting, buying or renovating pre-1978 housing:

  • LANDLORDS have to disclose known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards before leases take effect. Leases must include a disclosure about lead-based paint.
  • SELLERS have to disclose known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards before selling a house. Sales contracts must include a disclosure about lead-based paint. Buyers have up to 10 days to check for lead.
  • RENOVATORS disturbing more than 2 square feet of painted surfaces have to give you this pamphlet before starting work.

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Residence Lease

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Residence Lease

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This comprehensive residence lease includes all the important terms that are needed to make a clear, binding agreement between a landlord and tenant. This lease covers such issues as multiple occupants, maintenance and utility responsibilities, parking arrangements, security deposit terms, default and eviction, and the Colorado Warranty of Habitability. To learn more about the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords, see our popular book, Landlord and Tenant Guide to Colorado Leases and Evictions. Bradford has separate forms to lease an apartment or condominium.

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Apartment Lease

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Apartment Lease

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This comprehensive apartment lease includes all the important terms that are needed to make a clear, binding agreement between a landlord and tenant. This lease covers such issues as multiple occupants, maintenance and utility responsibilities, parking arrangements, security deposit terms, default and eviction, and the Colorado Warranty of Habitability. To learn more about the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords, see our popular book, Landlord and Tenant Guide to Colorado Leases and Evictions. Bradford has separate forms to lease a house or condominium.

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Condominium Lease

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Condominium Lease

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This comprehensive condominium lease includes all the important terms  that are needed to make a clear, binding agreement between the landlord and tenant. This lease covers such issues as multiple occupants, maintenance and utility responsibilities, parking arrangements, security deposit terms, default and eviction, and the Colorado Warranty of Habitability. Also included are terms concerning common interest community documents and bylaws that govern the use of the condo and common grounds. To learn more about the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords, see our popular book, Landlord and Tenant Guide to Colorado Leases and Evictions. Bradford has separate forms to lease a house or an apartment.

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Lease Renewal

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Lease Renewal

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This is a short form used to renew a lease that is about to expire.

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Month-to-Month Rental Agreement and Application

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Month-to-Month Rental Agreement and Application

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This basic rental agreement is used when the rental is on a monthly basis, rather than a longer period of time. It includes terms for payment, number of occupants, a security deposit, late fee, and more. The application portion asks for financial and prior rental history of the tenant.

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