Colorado

Landlord/Tenant/Renting

Self Help Legal Info

  • Breaking a Lease - What You Need to Know

    Your responsibilities when breaking a lease. Read More

    By:
    Colorado Legal Services
  • Leases - General Information

    What you need to do when you move in, a general description of what should be in a lease, frequently asked questions and links to more information about leases on the Internet. Read More

    By:
    Colorado Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Tenant's Rights at Foreclosure - video

    Tenant's have rights when their landlords' property is being foreclosed. Learn what options are available to stay in the home or to have more time to find another place to live. Read More

    By:
    Colorado Legal Serivces
  • Your Rights as a Tenant if Your Landlord's Property is Foreclosed

    If you are a tenant and your landlord's property is being foreclosed, it is important to know your rights. Read More

    By:
    Colorado Legal Services
  • Renter's Kit

    If you know your rights, apartment hunting doesn't have to be a hassle. This site has information about your rights and responsibilities, budgeting, where to receive housing assistance and counseling, and more. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Request that the Court Waive Your Filing Fees

    You can use this online court form preparation program to complete the forms needed to request that the court waive your filing fees. Content Detail

    By:
    Colorado Legal Services
  • Rights as a Tenant After Job Ends with Landlord

    This information will help you figure out what to do if you receive your housing as partial compensation for your job, but then your job ends. Read More

    By:
    Colorado Legal Services
  • Roommates and Leases

    This explains what to do if your roommate does not pay rent, violates the lease, or moves out before the lease ends. It also provides information about adding a new roommate to the lease and offers a sample roommate agreement. Read More

    By:
    Nolo Law for All (nolo.com)
  • Information for Renters - Security Deposits

    Important steps to take when moving in, moving out, retrieving deposits from landlords, how to file in small claims court and how to file a civil action suit. Please note that some of the links in this document go to .pdf files. You need Adobe Reader to open these files. Go to adobe.com to get your free version. (Currently the format of the Spanish version is different but has the same information.) Read More

    By:
    Colorado Legal Services - Fort Collins
  • Renting and Security Deposits

    This site includes information about return of the deposit, retrieving unreturned deposits, filing in the small claims courts and filing a simplified civil action in county court. Content Detail

    By:
    Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
  • Security Deposit audio presentation

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    By:
    Colorado Legal Services - Denver, CO
  • A Chance to Talk with an Attorney

    Volunteer attorneys will provide their time for a 10 minute private consultation about such matters as divorce, custody, renter's rights, etc. To facilitate this service please bring all necessary documentation related to your case, such as; leases, contracts, court papers, etc. A small donation is requested for this service but no one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay. Read More

    By:
    Alpine Legal Services
  • Can a Landlord Take a Tenant's Property?

    Information about landlord liens against tenant's personal property. Read More

    By:
    Colorado Legal Services
  • Landlords and Lockouts

    What is a lockout and can a landlord lock you out of your rental unit? What can you do if you have been locked out? Can you break the locks if you have been locked out? This resource answers those questions plus includes links to more information. Read More

    By:
    Colorado Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Landlord/Tenant Handbook

    This handbook has information on lease agreements, security damages/deposits, repairs/maintenance and evictions. Content Detail

    By:
    City of Longmont