Do’s and Don’ts for Landlords – The basic obligations of a tenant are to pay rent on time, and to follow the terms of the lease agreement. In Colorado, tenants are also obligated to keep their unit clean and sanitary, and to respect the quiet and tranquility of all other tenants on the premises. Read more to find out other common tenant questions.
1. What a landlord cannot do?
No matter what tenants think or believe they cannot refuse a landlord’s entry to the property if all legislative requirements have been met. However, if the tenant is being aggressive or physically blocking entry to the property, it is in the landlord’s best interest to leave the property.
2. Can landlords still evict tenants?
Can landlords still evict tenants? Currently there is an eviction moratorium for non-payment in front meaning you can not evict a tenant because they can not pay their rent. However, you can still absolutely go through the eviction process for a violation of the lease agreement. Evictions are on a first come, first serve basis.
3. Is it better to use a month to month lease?
Colorado can be considered a landlord friendly state, because evictions for unpaid rent are generally resolved faster than in other states, and in Colorado, you don’t actually have to provide advance notice to enter the property.