Colorado Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities

picture of a lease agreement used by Colorado landlords

Landlord-tenant disputes are common. Fortunately, most could be avoided simply by both parties being aware of their respective rights and responsibilities.

General obligations of tenants

Tenants should:

  • Pay rent on time
  • Use reasonable care and not damage property
  • Properly dispose of garbage
  • Refrain from taking on additional occupants or subleasing without the landlord’s written permission

General obligations of landlords

Landlords should:

  • Make property habitable before tenants move-in
  • Make and pay for repairs due to ordinary wear and tear
  • Refrain from turning off a tenant’s water, electricity or gas
  • Provide written notice to tenants when ownership of the property is transferred to a new landlord
  • Not unlawfully discriminate

Contact Us

If you have a landlord / tenant question or problem call (303) 688-0944. Your initial consultation is free.

We represent clients throughout Colorado’s front range, most frequently in Douglas, Elbert, Arapahoe, Adams, El Paso, Pueblo, Jefferson and Denver counties.