Demand Letter to Former Landlord
June 8, 2021 – One of the most common landlord-tenants disputes occur over when a landlord can rightfully withhold a tenant’s security deposit in Colorado. It is important for tenants to know that there are limited circumstances in which a landlord has the right to withhold your security deposit in Colorado. As a general rule, a landlord can withhold all or a portion of a tenant’s security deposit when the tenant has caused the landlord some sort of financial harm or damage.
However, landlords may not use a tenant’s security deposit to upgrade or renovate the home at the tenant’s expense. This was the case with our client and his former landlord. Our civil litigation attorneys successfully sent a demand letter to the landlord for the client to retrieve his security deposit back.