loss of your possessions. This is especially
important in apartment complexes, where
events like fires or floods are often caused by
people in neighboring units but may affect
Tenant Rights in Colorado: All renters in
Colorado have certain rights as a tenant,
designed to protect you from unfair actions by
your landlord. The Federal Fair Housing Act
protects against discrimination in the areas
of race, color, national origin, sex, disability,
religion and familial status. State law prohibits
discrimination based on sexual orientation.
If your landlord fails to make important
repairs, like a broken heater, Colorado
law allows tenants to withhold rent. Colorado laws also regulate the ability of your
landlord to raise rent and factors such as
how long they have to return your security
deposit after you move out (usually 60 days).
The best way to make sure your tenant rights
are being protected is to make sure you
understand those rights and ask potential
landlords a lot of questions. It’s essential you
do this before moving in or signing a lease.
It might seem tempting to skip over the small
print of a lease when the unit looks perfect
at first—but don’t. Read the lease carefully
for any clauses that might cause concern,
such as the landlord’s ability to enter your
apartment, evictions, or landlord’s lien (a
landlord’s right to seize some of your property as collateral until you pay back rent).
It’s also important to make sure you understand any renter’s insurance requirements or
additional pet owner responsibilities if you
have or want a pet. Check to see if your city
or county has its own tenant rights laws as
well—oftentimes, they do.
Moving to metro Denver and renting an
apartment is exciting. But it can also be
a stressful time, as you confront multiple
changes in your life. It’s essential to stay calm
and make sure that you know the details of
any living arrangement you find yourself
agreeing to. Keeping all that in mind, don’t
forget the most important thing—enjoy your
new home in the Rocky Mountain region!
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