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Colorado Residential Lease Agreement | PDF

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A Colorado residential lease agreement is a contract used by landlords to set up a rental arrangement every month with a lessee (tenant). The length is usually one (1) year but may be any term as agreed upon by the parties involved. It is recommended in Colorado that a property owner seek the validation of the prospective tenant’s profile by having them fill out a credit application. This will allow the landlord to review the applicant’s job, credit, and background report/history to ensure it is valid and that they qualify for tenancy. The required disclosures listed below should be forwarded along with the residential lease agreement to provide pertinent information regarding the leased property.

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Forms (3)

Colorado Standard Lease – Version 1

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Colorado Standard Lease – Version 2

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Colorado Standard Lease – Version 3

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Security Deposit Laws

Maximum Amount ($) – No maximum security deposit amount is required by State law.

Returning – One (1) month after lease termination or surrender of premises, whichever occurs last (unless specified in an agreement, but must not exceed sixty (60) days) (§ 38-12-103(1)).

Required Disclosures

No specific disclosures are required by State law.

Lead-Based Paint – Tenants must be made aware of the possibility of lead-based paint used in houses constructed before January 1, 1978 (per Federal law).

Rent Grace Period

No rent grace period in the state of Colorado; if the tenant fails to pay rent, the landlord can post a 3-day demand for compliance (Page 17 of Landlord-Tenant Handbook).

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