are often caused by people in neighboring
units but may affect your home.
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
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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