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Create and Download the Colorado Residential Lease & Rental Agreement printable PDF for Landlords. This state-specific Lease is customizable and includes CO laws.

Document Last Modified: 1/4/2024

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Colorado Residential Lease Agreement

Colorado Lease Agreement Guarantee Seal

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.

  1. Follow user-friendly prompts to customize your Lease online.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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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.

Category State Law
Ending and Renewing 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.
Security Deposit 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.
Late Fee A late fee may be collected if specified within the lease agreement.
Insurance Requirements 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.
Landlord Requirements 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.

Required Disclosures

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.

Pro Tip: Have other disclosures or addendums you want to include? It’s EZ.

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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

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.

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Other State Leases Colorado Landlords Use

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