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The Colorado Lease Agreement is a contract between a Landlord and Tenant that defines the terms under which the Tenant rents property from the Landlord.
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Document Last Modified: 5/18/2022
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Table of Contents
- Colorado Residential Lease Agreement
- Colorado Landlord-Tenant Laws
- Required Disclosures
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Colorado Rental Forms and Templates
- Other State Leases Colorado Landlords Use
- Create Colorado Lease
Colorado Residential Lease Agreement
If you rent real estate in Colorado, you need a Lease Agreement that complies with all CO state laws.
Our Colorado Lease Agreement is guaranteed to comply with all state laws.
- As you build your Lease, you’ll get State Assist tips that point out key CO laws
- All Colorado-required language, clauses, or terms are automatically included
- Any Colorado-required disclosures or addendums are automatically included
Plus, our Lease is EZ to create and customize.
- Follow user-friendly prompts to customize your Lease online.
- With the click of a box, add any addendums or disclosures you want to include in your Lease Package - for example, a Pet Addendum, a Pool Addendum, or a Shared Utilities Disclosure.
- Review and sign the Lease entirely online with our electronic signing tool, ezSign.
Pro Tip: Before signing a Lease, always screen Tenants. It’s the best way to avoid Landlord headaches and Tenant nightmares!
Good screening includes a Rental Application, Credit Report, Background Report, and Eviction HIstory.
The best news - it only takes about 5 minutes of a Landlord’s time. And, you can have Applicants pay for the screening.
Free, fast, and effective? What’s not to love!
Colorado Landlord-Tenant Laws
Our Lease Agreement is guaranteed to comply with all Colorado Landlord-Tenant laws. That means you don’t need to worry about these laws when building your Lease Agreement!
But, we know Pro Landlords want to know their state’s laws when managing rental properties.
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Colorado Statutes – Tenant and Landlord
13-40-107. Notice to quit. A tenancy may be terminated by notice in writing, served not less than the respective period fixed before the end of the applicable tenancy, as follows:
A tenancy for one year or longer: Tenancies may be terminated by either party, giving at least ninety-one (91) days written notice.
6 Months or Longer but Less than 1 Year: Tenancies may be terminated by either party, giving at least twenty-eight (28) days advance written notice.
One Month or Longer but Less than 6 Months: Tenancies may be terminated by either party, giving at least twenty-one (21) days advance written notice.
Fixed Term Leases: May provide for a longer notice period, however, this must be specified within the lease.
||No limit placed on the security deposit charged to the Tenant so long as it is reasonable.|
Returned Payment Fee
||Returned rental payment fees should be reasonably related to the costs incurred.|
||A late fee may be collected if specified within the lease agreement.|
||Landlords may require Tenants to obtain rental insurance, and could make the failure to do so a breach of the lease.|
Addenda & Disclosures
||If the leased premises was constructed prior to 1978, the Landlord must provide all Tenants with the Lead-Based Paint EPA Disclosure and the Lead-Based Paint EPA Pamphlet.|
Notice to Enter
||No Statute- It is always recommended to give at least 24 hours notice and during reasonable hours.|
||No additional requirements.|
Contact your local housing or zoning office to be sure your rental property complies with city and county requirements for inspections, rent control, occupancy limits, property codes and zoning. Many cities and counties require inspections, registrations and have specific maintenance regulations.
Colorado’s only required disclosure is the Lead-Based Paint Disclosure. We automatically include this in our CO Lease Agreement!
- Lead-Based Paint Disclosure: Pursuant to federal law, Landlords with rental units built before 1978 must provide Tenants with a lead-based paint disclosure.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you draft a Lease Agreement?
Your Lease Agreement needs to include all Tenant information and key terms of the tenancy. This includes names of occupants, name and contact information for the Landlord, Lease term, rent amount, security deposit information, and late fee policies. It also should include key rules - for example, pet policies, maintenance responsibilities, and utility responsibility.
In addition, you need to make sure that your Lease Agreement complies with the Lease laws of the state where your property is located. Colorado has some unique Lease laws, so it’s vital to make sure that your Lease complies with them all.
The Lease Agreement is what protects the Landlord, or lessor, should any problems arise with the Tenants or the rental property. As a result, you need a thorough Lease that complies with all state laws. The Lease is vital regardless of the type of property you rent - whether it’s an apartment, a condo, a duplex, or a single-family home.
Make sure that you and your investment are protected by using a professional Lease Agreement with maximum protection!
Can the Landlord raise rent during the Lease in Colorado?
It depends on what the Lease Agreement says. Colorado does not have rent control laws or other statutes prohibiting Landlords from raising the rent. As a result, it’s the Lease that will control the timing of rent increases and the notice required. Whatever requirements are in the Lease are what will determine rent increases.
This is one more reason to make sure you have a strong Lease Agreement!
Does Lease need to be notarized in CO?
No, Colorado Rental Contracts do not need to be notarized. As long as they are signed by both parties they are considered fully executed and legally binding.
How do I store my Lease Agreement?
Your signed Leases are automatically stored securely with our cloud storage, ezCloudStorage. In addition, you can print your Lease or download it as a pdf.
Does Colorado have a standard Lease term?
The standard Lease term in Colorado is one year (12 months). However, shorter or longer tenancies are recognized as long as the Lease term is clearly stated in the Lease Agreement. For example, month-to-month, short-term, and Vacation Lease Agreements are all accepted.
While there are some generic and fillable Lease Agreements available in Colorado, these don’t provide the level of customization and protection that Pro Landlords need. A basic, simple, or blank Lease Template, like the one offered by the Colorado Association of Realtors, will provide some protection but won’t cover everything you need.
This is why experienced Landlords opt to create a customized Lease Agreement that will cover every term, rule, and policy of their rental unit.
Colorado Rental Forms and Templates
Colorado Landlords need more than a great Lease Agreement. That’s why we have forms for the entire Landlord lifecycle!
- Rental Application: Our free Rental Application is the EZiest way to start Tenant Screening. Use this Rental App to gather information about Tenants and to get the authorizations needed to thoroughly screen Tenants, including a credit report, background check, and eviction history report. View sample screening reports or start your screening here.
- Tenant Welcome Letter: Customize this letter to welcome renters and make sure they have all the information they need to take care of their new home.
- Move-In/Move-Out Walkthrough Checklist: This form is vital for any Landlords that collect a security deposit. It’s an EZ way to document property condition at move-in and move-out.
- Rent Ledger: Our free rent ledger helps Landlords keep track of all rent payments and have documentation of all payments, fees, and charges for each rental property.
- Colorado Demand for Compliance: This form should be used any time a renter violates the Lease agreement. It can be used when a Tenant fails to pay rent or for other Lease violations. It’s a required first step in the eviction process.
- Colorado Official Notice to Quit: This form should be used if the Lease Agreement has expired or if the Landlord wants the Tenant to move out of the unit for other reasons. It’s a required step before filing for eviction.
- Colorado Instructions for Forcible Entry & Detainer: These instructions are a great resource for Landlords and make it as EZ as possible for Landlords to initiate eviction proceedings.
- Colorado Forcible Entry & Detainer Complaint: This printable complaint may be used to initiate eviction proceedings.
Pro Tip: This form can only be used after the Landlord has provided the Tenant with either a Demand for Compliance or a Notice to Quit and the Tenant has failed to comply with the notice.
Don’t see the form you need? Search our entire Library of over 450 forms!
Other State Leases Colorado Landlords Use
Landlords need a state-specific Lease Agreement for every state where they rent property. Don’t worry, we’ve got them all!
- Arizona Residential Lease Agreement: Create the complete Arizona Lease Package in minutes!
- Kansas Rental Contract: Complies with all Kansas state laws and all Wichita laws.
- Nebraska Lease Agreement: Meets all Lincoln and Omaha Lease requirements.
- New Mexico Residential Lease Contract: Enjoy unlimited access to electronic signing with our ezSign tool.
- Wyoming Residential Lease Agreement: Personalize your WY Lease online in minutes.
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