Colorado Residential Lease Agreement Template – PDF – Word
The Colorado residential lease agreement is a contract used by landlords to set up a rental arrangement on a monthly basis 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 in regard to the leased property.
Laws and Resources
- Title 38, Article 12 – Tenants and Landlords
- Colorado Landlord-Tenant Handbook
- Colorado Landlords and Tenants Rights
Security Deposit Laws
Maximum Amount ($) – No maximum security deposit amount 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)).
No specific disclosures are required by State law.
Lead-Based Paint – Tenant must be made aware of the possibility of lead-based paint used in houses constructed before January 1, 1978 (in accordance with Federal law).
Rent Grace Period
No rent grace period in the state of Colorado; if tenant fails to pay rent the landlord can post a 3-day demand for compliance (Page 17 of Landlord-Tenant Handbook).