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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.

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Landlord & Tenant Guide to Colorado Leases and Evictions, 6th Edition

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Landlords: Protect your investment! --- Tenants: Know your rights!

The sixth edition of 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. Readers are guided step by step through the leasing and eviction processes using information about common lease clauses, pre-litigation notices, legal documents to be filed, security deposits, and going to court.

This new edition also contains a brand new chapter on short-term and vacation rentals including a detailed discussion on platforms like airbnb.com and vrbo.com. Without settled law, both landlords and tenants would do well to read about the issues raised by the murky relationship among a property owner, any long-term renter of the property, a short-term guest, and state and local governments.

The Guide also contains provisions discussing Pest Control and Mold, Smoke Free Premises, and Medical and Recreational Marijuana use, plus a chapter on Colorado’s Warranty of Habitability Act.

Examples of the legal forms used in Colorado eviction proceedings are provided along with instruction for filling out each form.

Both landlords and tenants can avoid costly mistakes and reduce legal fees by reading this book!

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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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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Monthly Tenancy Agreement

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Monthly Tenancy Agreement

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This is a short, general lease for renting real property on a month-to-month basis.

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Sublease

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Sublease

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